Signs point to Mitchell Trubisky starting for Bears vs. Packers
Nick Foles has a hip injury and didn’t practice on Wednesday, while Trubisky practiced on a full-time basis. Foles was carted off the field in Week 10 versus the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy spoke highly of Trubisky and seemed to hint he’ll be starting:
Matt Nagy on Bears QB Mitch Trubisky: "I’m very, very impressed with how he’s grown week to week. I mean that. … It wasn’t easy by any means those first couple weeks. … If he is going, what I would say is this — I have all the confidence in the world in him."
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) November 25, 2020
A lot of translating is required from today's Zoom call with #Bears coach Matt Nagy.
But it's clear that Nick Foles isn't healthy. Nagy also praised Mitch Trubisky a ton, including citing his growth as a quarterback.
In other words, I think you can expect No. 10 to start.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) November 25, 2020
Nagy benched Trubisky in the second half of Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons. While Foles looked good in that Falcons game, he has been awful as the full-time starter.
After starting the season 5-1, the Bears are now 5-5. While they are still in the hunt for one of the wild card spots in the NFC, the team’s putrid offense will likely prevent the team from making the playoffs unless Trubisky can save the season for Chicago.
The No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft out of UNC, Trubisky hurt his shoulder in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints when Nagy put him in for a running play. The former Pro Bowler visited a shoulder specialist in Los Angeles, and it was determined that Trubisky wouldn’t require season-ending surgery.
The Bears-Packers game will be on Sunday Night Football on NBC. Chicago is 0-2 in primetime games this season and hasn’t won at Lambeau Field since Thanksgiving night in 2015 when Jay Cutler was still on the team.