The head coach of the Chicago Bears, Matt Nagy, says that their starting quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, will continue to be their number one option at the quarterback position as long as he is healthy. Trubisky was pulled from last Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams due to a right hip pointer injury, and the Bears back up quarterback Chase Daniel filled in for him in the embarrassing loss to the LA Rams.

Trubisky is currently listed as day to day, and the Chicago Bears are planning on starting him at quarterback this Sunday when the Bears host the 2 and 8 New York Giants at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As of Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 Trubisky has been listed as a full participant at the Chicago Bears’ practices.

The Chicago Bears Struggling Offense:

After a successful campaign throughout the 2018 – 2019 NFL season in which the Chicago Bears went 12 and 4 during the regular season, and they lost in the playoffs to the Philadelphia Eagles on a missed field goal attempt at the very end of the contest they have been horrible offensively. The majority of the blame for this seems to fall on the Bears starting quarterback, Trubisky.

Throughout the 2019 – 2020 NFL season Trubisky has accumulated extremely below average numbers at the quarterback position. His quarterback rating ranks him at 29th in the National Football League, and there are only 32 teams in the NFL. Trubisky has only racked up 1,580 passing yards, 9 touchdowns completions, and 4 interceptions so far this football season, and he is averaging 5.6 yards per completion which is simply terrible.

At the conclusion of week 11 in the NFL, the Chicago Bears offense ranks 28th out of the 32 teams in points scored. They rank 30th out of 32 teams in total offensive yards, and 30th out of 32 teams in passing yards as well as 29thout of the 32 teams in rushing yards. This is completely unacceptable, and much of these statistics can be correlated to the poor play from Trubisky at the quarterback position.

What could have been for the Chicago Bears at Quarterback:

The Bears selected Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft as they traded up in the draft with high future draft picks to get the quarterback out of the University of North Carolina. They could have selected outstanding players such as last year’s Most Valuable player Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs or the absolutely electric Deshawn Watson who currently plays for the Houston Texans. This is got to be incredibly frustrating for any fan of the struggling Chicago Bears.

Trubisky’s Career Regular Season Passing Statistics:

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% 1D Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
2017 23 CHI QB 10 12 12 4-8-0 196 330 59.4 2193 7 2.1 7 2.1 100 70 6.6 6.1 11.2 182.8 77.5 31.6 31 196 5.53 5.05 8.6 0 1 7
2018 24 CHI QB 10 14 14 11-3-0 289 434 66.6 3223 24 5.5 12 2.8 163 70 7.4 7.3 11.2 230.2 95.4 70.8 24 143 6.72 6.59 5.2 1 2 13
2019 25 CHI QB 10 9 9 4-5-0 176 282 62.4 1580 9 3.2 4 1.4 78 53 5.6 5.6 9.0 175.6 82.2 23 139 4.72 4.72 7.5 1 1
Career 35 35 19-16-0 661 1046 63.2 6996 40 3.8 23 2.2 341 70 6.7 6.5 10.6 199.9 86.2 78 478 5.80 5.59 6.9 2 4 20

Career Playoff Passing Statistics:

Year Age Tm Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% 1D Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
2018 24 CHI QB 1 1 0-1 26 43 60.5 303 1 2.3 0 0.0 12 45 7.0 7.5 11.7 303.0 89.6 2 12 6.47 6.91 4.4
Career 1 1 0-1 26 43 60.5 303 1 2.3 0 0.0 12 45 7.0 7.5 11.7 303.0 89.6 2 12 6.47 6.91 4.4

Media Statements:

“We want him [Trubisky] out there to be our starter and to be playing,” Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy explained. “So how do we get him to that point? We’re going to do everything we can so he is the starter.”

[I feel] a lot better, a lot better. Day and night, almost,” Chicago Bears Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky stated.

“If I feel good, I’m going to go [on Sunday].”

“Yeah, [the pain from a hip pointer] is above the hip,” says Trubisky. “It’s like getting a charley horse or a dead leg on the quad, except it’s above that area. It just makes your whole body tight — running, and then obviously throwing, when you got to pull your right hip through. That motion — it just doesn’t feel comfortable.”

“Really for us, where we’re at, we need to see where he’s at, where our offense is at and continue to just keep rolling,” Nagy exclaimed. “We want him to be out there at practice. We want him to be out there this week as the starter. I’m hoping that’s the case. I just don’t like — these types of injuries, you get to a point where they are literally day to day and it becomes about where you’re at with the pain and how we manage that.

“I want to be able to tell you he’s going to go out there, he’s going to have a great practice and we’re going to be ready to start him this weekend. That’s what I want.”

“We’ve all put in a lot of time and energy and hard work to get where we’re at,” says Nagy. “We’re not where we want to be. Throughout the course of time you have injuries and things that go on. But I’ll say this: The last two weeks, and I’m speaking in particular for Mitch, he has without a doubt gotten a lot better at the quarterback position. Decision-making, throws — where he’s at the last two weeks has been a lot better.”