Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky speaks out on facing rival Packers with playoffs on line in Week 17
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is bracing for a showdown against divisional rival Green Bay Packers for their final game of the 2020 season. The team’s playoff hopes are hinging on the result of their tilt against the Packers and Trubisky is ready to go all out for his team to get the much-needed victory.
“It’s going to be huge,” he said via The Athletic. “We know what’s at stake this weekend. It sets up a special opportunity to finish the season strong against a rival like this.”
The former North Carolina Tar Heel already went through a rollercoaster campaign that led to this point in the season. After being named as the team’s starter in Week 1, Trubisky found himself benched midway through their Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons after a struggling performance under center.
Veteran backup Nick Foles then got promoted as the team’s new starter for their following games. In Week 12 against the Packers, Trubisky found himself starting again after Foles was sidelined due to a hip injury.
He regained his form and never looked back as he led the Bears to a hunt for a playoff seat. Trubisky was at the forefront of the team’s attack in their most recent encounter against the Jacksonville Jaguars where he generated 265 passing yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-35 pass completions.
His encouraging performance eventually powered the Bears to a 41-17 demolition job against the Jaguars squad that zeroed in on the No.1 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft by way of the Week 16 loss.
Heading to the final game of the season, the Bears are still capable of sneaking in the postseason picture with an 8-7 record and second in the NFC North. Mitchell Trubisky could finally complete his comeback bid and potentially secure his future with the Bears if he successfully lifts his team against the Packers for a pivotal victory in Week 17 proceedings.