The latest report states that Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky will indeed sit out a second week in a row against the New York Giants.
For yet another week in a row, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky will sit out while Chase Daniel takes the starting role.
Heading into Week 13, the Bears travel to New York to take on Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants. It’s an offense featuring some big-time names that, for a while, sputtered out onto the field to begin the year.
Yet, over the last couple of games, Eli Manning has helped engineer the offense in a much more effective manner. This Bears defense may be argued as the top unit in the league, but not having Trubisky out there to help put points on the board may be a bit more of a disadvantage than one may think.
Wednesday, head coach Matt Nagy told the media prior to practice that he is unsure whether or not Trubisky would participate. Nagy considered Trubisky’s injury as “day-to-day” and compared his situation to that of both Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson.
With that said, I wondered if the Bears will play it safe this weekend and rest Trubisky as they did with Mack and Robinson. The Giants present a winnable matchup, should the Bears take care of business, and then it is on to the real tests.
The fact that Trubisky practiced on a limited basis was a good sign, but reports by several members of the Chicago media stated that he did not throw as part of the practice. Thursday morning, the reports turned bad as it was announced Daniel would be the starter.
The Giants game, as I said, is a feasible game for the Bears to win. Following New York, though, they come home to face off against the NFC powerhouse that is the Los Angeles Rams — and on Sunday Night Football, too.
After the battle with Los Angeles, the Bears get to stay at home for a rematch against the Green Bay Packers.
Make no mistake, those are the two most important games of the season. What happens in them could do wonders for the Bears’ playoff outlook. If they end up winning both games and sit at 11-3 with two games remaining, it’s not out of the realm of possibilities for the Bears to get a bye come January.
It would take some help, but it could happen.
If the Bears can survive just one more game without Trubisky, and have him come back healthy against the Rams and going forward, that just might be in the best interest of all parties involved.