Bears Shutting Down Mitchell Trubisky For Year?
Are the Chicago Bears shutting down Mitchell Trubisky for the year?
Trubisky, after being mentioned as one of the lead MVP candidates during the preseason, has had a horrific campaign with the Bears this year.
So far this season Trubisky has thrown for 1,580 yards, nine touchdowns and four picks.
While those numbers are not great, they also do not paint an accurate picture of just how bad he has consistently been. Chicago poses zero in the way of threats to score whenever he is in the command of the offense, and the team’s record depicts that.
Through 10 games, the Bears are 4-6 and have all but kissed any and all hopes of the postseason goodbye.
Last Sunday, in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Trubisky suffered a hip injury and was pulled from the game.
It was unclear from the jump how severe the injury really was and whether Chicago was just using it as an opportunity to pull him while allowing him to maintain his dignity.
As of now, it is unclear whether he will play against the New York Giants. Matt Nagy has described his status as “day-to-day,” but that obviously does not mean a whole lot.
Mitchell Trubisky (right hip pointer) is day-to-day, Matt Nagy said. The Bears are figuring out his status for practice.
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) November 20, 2019
If Trubisky does not end up playing, backup Chase Daniel will step into the starting role.
Should Daniel end up playing well, it would not be particularly surprising if the Bears allow Trubisky to continue nursing his “injury” for the duration of Daniel’s hot streak.
Is Chicago definitely shutting Trubisky down? No, a lot of it depends on how Daniel looks.
But if Daniel comes out of the gate looking sharp, don’t be surprised if last Sunday’s outing was the last we’ll see of Trubisky this year.