The Chicago Bears are coming off a brutal loss to the New York Giants. But they’ve won five out of six and are 8-4 this season. The NFC North isn’t theirs just yet, though. However, the Vikings are coming off a loss of their own and are now 6-5-1. That said, Chase Daniel got the start for Chicago the past two weeks. And now, they’re hopeful quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will return this Sunday.
“I feel strong that he will play but I gotta see more,” head coach Matt Nagy told the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs.
This couldn’t come at a better time, of course. The Bears face off against the Los Angeles Rams (11-1) this weekend. And while they’ve already won the NFC West, they still need to clinch the No. 1 seed. So they need to keep winning. As for the Bears, this game is as big as it gets.
Nagy did add that he “felt good” about his quarterback’s health status after practice on Wednesday. But he couldn’t confirm if Trubisky would workout with the first-team stringers.
Per Larry Mayer of the team’s website, Trubisky says he felt “really close” to being at full strength. However, if he is unable to go, backup Chase Daniel will fill in after going 1-1 in his last two starts — accounting for 515 passing yards, three touchdowns and two picks in an overtime loss to the New York Giants.
Trubisky totaled 2,469 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and nine picks before going down with an injury. His completion rate stands at 65.4% as well, up nearly six ticks from last season.