The Chicago Bears held out beginning quarterback Nick Foles from apply on Wednesday as he continues to take care of a hip damage that compelled him to exit their Week 10 matchup with the Vikings early. With Foles nonetheless sidelined after the bye because the staff begins its preparations to tackle the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Sunday Evening Soccer, the door seems to be open for Mitchell Trubisky to reclaim the beginning spot he misplaced after Week 3.
Whereas chatting with reporters on Wednesday, head coach Matt Nagy declined to call a starter for Sunday which leaves Foles, whom he described as day-to-day, a slim alternative to return to motion. If the tides do flip to Trubisky, nevertheless, Nagy appears fairly assured within the former No. 2 total decide and was impressed with what he noticed from him in apply whereas taking all of the beginning reps.
“I believed he did job,” Nagy mentioned of Trubisky. “It was good to see him on the market and he regarded good. The tempo and the rhythm was good.”
Regardless of profitable his first three video games of the season, Trubisky was nonetheless displaying indicators of inefficiency. Over that three-game stretch to start the 12 months, he accomplished simply 59.3% of his passes for 560 complete yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions. Because the demotion, nevertheless, Nagy was fairly candid on Wednesday with how happy he is been of Trubisky and even mentioned that he believes he “has used these weeks to make himself a greater total NFL quarterback.”
“I am very, very impressed with how he is grown week-to-week,” mentioned Nagy. “It wasn’t simple these first couple of weeks. It was laborious. It was misplaced for him and for us, however he type of obtained to tack a step again and see the place he is at. If he’s going [to start], what I might say is that this, ‘I’ve all the boldness on the planet in him.'”
If Trubisky does get the nod, he’ll a minimum of be going up in opposition to a staff that he has some expertise with as he is confronted the Packers 5 occasions over the course of his profession. That mentioned, the historical past in opposition to Inexperienced Bay (1-4 beginning report) is not too type. In these video games, Trubisky has a pass-rating of 80 whereas boasting a 4-3 TD-INT ratio. With that in thoughts, he’ll must buck a not-so-great development if he will get the prospect of being QB1 in Chicago as soon as once more.