Nick Foles will be the starter at the quarterback after rallying the Chicago Bears to a comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday to relieve Mitchell Trubisky.
The announcement was made by coach Matt Nagy, who also said tests confirmed Tarik Cohen’s run back has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.
Nagy banked Trubisky in favor of Foles, Chicago was 16 points behind in the third quarter. Foles responded with three touchdown passes in the second half, including the 28-yard hit against receiver Anthony Miller shortly after the two-minute warning.
Foles also had touchdown passes for Allen Robinson and Jimmy Graham. He finished the game 16-of-29 for 188 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He had two extra touchdown passes that were knocked over by officials.
Cohen sustained his injury on a punt return when Atlanta’s Brian Hill was pushed into the back of his right leg and his knee bent awkwardly. Cohen went down and immediately clutched his right knee. The 5-foot-6 all-purpose threat couldn’t put pressure on his right leg when coaches helped him off the field.
He had two tote bags for 21 yards and three receptions for 20 yards prior to the injury.