The Chicago Bears are staying with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for Sunday’s home game against the Detroit Lions, head coach Matt Nagy reported Wednesday.
Trubisky, 26, gotten back to the beginning lineup at Green Bay a week ago after a hip injury to Nick Foles delivered the 31-year-old inactive.
Trubisky passed for 242 yards and three scores yet dedicated three costly turnovers in Chicago’s 41-25 misfortune to the Packers.
“After watching the mistakes, the main thing is taking care of the football,” Trubisky said Wednesday. “It’s easy to say, a little bit harder to do, especially going into it, you just have the mindset, ‘I’m going to take care of the football, I’m not going to force things.’
“So, it’s very obvious to say. You just have to go out there and do it.”
2017 No. 2 pick traditionally plays his best football versus the Lions. In six vocation begins against Detroit, Trubisky has tossed for 1,601 yards, 14 scores and four interferences (106.0 quarterback rating) – incorporating four continuous games with at any rate three scores and a passer rating over 100.0. Trubisky tossed for a vocation high 355 passing yards against Detroit in 2018, and he drove the Bears to an implausible final quarter rebound triumph at Ford Field in Week 1 of this season.
With respect to Foles, the veteran got back to rehearse on a restricted premise Wednesday yet is as yet recuperating from the hip injury he endured Nov. 16 against the Minnesota Vikings.
“I was watching Nick at practice … trying to get a feel for him when he’s in the pocket, you know; is he hesitant with stepping into his throws?” Nagy said. “What kind of velocity is coming off the ball? And I thought he did a pretty good job. I think for him, and I was asking him as we went, where he’s at?
“I think he would be the first to tell you that, No. 1, it was good to get out there and do some of that. But at the same time, is he 100% where he needs to be? I would probably guess to venture that he would say no, he’s not. So, part of these injuries, you know a lot of times some of that too can be the ability of understanding whether if you do a knee or a hip or your arm or whatever, is sometimes just the mental side of, OK, you just have to go through it a few times and get used to it and then once you do that, then the next day is better. And I think that’s kind of where he’s at right now.”