Bears’ Matt Nagy doesn’t want Mitchell Trubisky to change in playoffs
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has taken giant strides forward this year and Matt Nagy doesn’t want him to change just because the team is now in the playoffs. Over 14 starts this year Trubisky has thrown for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions and he has also been a threat with his legs.
“To not change. For him to continue to do just what he does,” Nagy said via Jeff Dickerson of ESPN. “Don’t put any extra added pressure on himself, don’t do it as coaches. We need to be there to help him.”
Trubisky has had games where he has struggled this year but in games where it mattered most, like against the Minnesota Vikings in week 17 he stepped up big.
“Last week [against the Vikings] he had a little taste of it, and I thought he did a great job handling the situation. For all of us, it will be a new situation for us together, for the first time, and I’m looking forward to it.”
The Bears don’t need Trubisky to win games but they need him to not lose it. If he can be a game manager and make the right decisions, the Bears should be in good shape to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Trubisky said that he is excited for the game but the team is trying to treat this as much like a regular season game as they can.
“We’re very excited,” Trubisky said. “We’re just going to treat it like the other games that we have throughout our season. Obviously we know everything’s going to be turned up a notch, but we will be, too.”