Chicago Bears: Monday’s practice hints Mitchell Trubisky ahead in recovery

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Both Chicago Bears quarterbacks are coming back from injury, but one could be further along than the other.

Some fans argue whether it even matters at this point, but the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears this coming Sunday night is up in the air. It’s a huge game against the Green Bay Packers — a game which the Bears need to win if they are to have any shot at a postseason berth.

With Aaron Rodgers coming off a loss and playing the Bears at home, we should all prepare for the worst. But, anything could happen — including a resurgence from the once-benched Mitchell Trubisky.

Maybe, just maybe, Trubisky has a new fire and motivation under him after being benched in Week 3.

That’s all well and good, but he also might be the only healthy option the Bears have between he and Nick Foles, which would leave Matt Nagy no other choice but to start the fourth-year pro.

Monday, the Bears practiced in a limited fashion. It was mainly stretching. But, there was a key detail to take note of if you’re looking for any information regarding whom the Bears will start at quarterback Sunday night.

Everybody wants to know who the starter will be Sunday night. That’s all on the minds of fans. It’s at the forefront of any major Twitter poll or social media discussion regarding the Bears.

Who will it be?

Well, if Trubisky was present on Monday and Foles was not, that’s certainly a point in Trubisky’s column.

It’s also the first of a few potential reasons why Nagy could turn back to Trubisky and avoid blame for another horrific performance, should the Bears get embarrassed Sunday night.

Trubisky may be named the starter. But, coming off an injury and maybe not being 100 percent, albeit being the most healthy of the two quarterbacks, is a perfectly acceptable reason to deflect blame if you’re coach Nagy.

No matter who gets named the starter, Chicago still has plenty of issues to figure out. The offensive line play is the worst it’s been in years this season, and the play-calling is right at the same level. Handing duties off to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor didn’t seem to make a difference — it still stunk.

Obviously, Nagy was asked on Monday about a quarterback switch and, as you would expect, he answered similarly to how he’s answered most questions this year.

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It’s “all on the table,” according to Nagy. He’s going to “look at everything,” as we’re used to hearing him say. There’s nothing new with this guy, so it’s tough to believe the Bears will look any different on Sunday. But, here’s to a small glimmer of hope that they took the bye week seriously.