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Matt Nagy is ‘cautiously optimistic’ that Mitchell Trubisky will play vs. Saints

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Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy is “cautiously optimistic” that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Trubisky injured his shoulder Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings and has been rehabbing since. The extra week during the bye helped and it seemed since the injury happened the goal was always to get him back after the bye.

Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel said on Tuesday that Trubisky looked really good in practice but didn’t want to speculate on if that means he would be ready to go against the Saints.

“I don’t talk about injuries, but to me I feel like he looked like himself today,” Gabriel said via the team’s official YouTube channel. “But at the end of the day, that’s not my decision. That’s people that are over my head’s decision. But we’ll see.”

The big question if Trubisky is ready to go is how will the offense look with him. He really struggled to start the season and his replacement Chase Daniels didn’t look any better.

The Bears are in a very tough NFC North so it’s going to be important whoever starts on Sunday because this is almost a must-win. A loss in this game would move them to 3-3 and with the way NFC is shaping up, it’s going to be a real uphill climb to not only win the division but sneak into the playoffs in a wild card spot.

The Saints have a good offense so it’s going to be key that Trubisky makes smart decisions with the ball.