According to the latest Chicago Bears rumors, the team may be without Mitch Trubisky longer than expected.
The Chicago Bears control the NFC North as they have the opportunity to get some much-needed rest. After three divisional games within 12 days, beating the Detroit Lions twice and the Minnesota Vikings in primetime, the Bears are 8-3 and in good shape going forward.
The big question now, though, is whether or not they will get to see starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky back for their next game against the New York Giants.
Against the Vikings a week ago, Trubisky took an illegal hit by safety Harrison Smith. Trubisky’s shoulder was banged up a bit and Smith was not only flagged for the hit, but was fined for it later in the week.
Because of the ailing shoulder, Trubisky was unable to suit up against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Instead, it was backup quarterback Chase Daniel that stepped in and got the job done. With Daniel going 27-for-37 for 230 yards and two scores, the offense did just enough while the defense stepped up big time for the team to get the victory.
The thought was that Trubisky would be fine to play against the Giants in Week 13. But, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that may not be the case.
If Trubisky is unable to go against New York, Daniel would be the man again. This time, the Bears defense would have a couple more playmakers to worry about with the Giants offense. For the Lions, it was all about containing Matthew Stafford and Kenny Golladay.
For the Giants? It’s all about stopping wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and running back Saquon Barkley. In recent weeks, quarterback Eli Manning has shown willingness to take more shots down field than he had earlier in the year. This has given the Giants offense a tad more life.
The Bears defense is more than capable of stopping New York. But, it’ll be on Daniel once again to score some points and maintain the offense well enough to get the win.
At the moment, Schefter’s report has us a little worried going into this week. For now, it’s a wait-and-see type of approach. But, as we hear more, we’ll keep you updated on Trubisky’s status.