Bears' Matt Nagy On Mitchell Trubisky's Status: 'We'll See'

November 26, 2018 - 10:02 am
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(670 The Score) Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's status for his team's game at the New York Giants on Sunday remains uncertain as he recovers from a right shoulder injury.

Trubisky sat out of the Bears' win against the Lions last Thursday, the first game of his young NFL career that he missed due to injury. The Bears will monitor his rehab as the week goes along before making a decision.

"We'll see," coach Matt Nagy said on WBBM 780 on Monday morning. "We'll continue to take it day by day right now with him. We gave these guys a little bit of a break here. They needed it. They deserved it. We gave some coaches a few days as well. We're all just kind of collectively getting back into the office and getting back on track here and focusing in on the Giants."

Backup quarterback Chase Daniel performed well in Trubisky's absence, going 27-of-37 for 230 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the 23-16 win at Detroit. That was Daniel's first start since 2014, and he entered the day having only thrown 78 passes in his NFL career.

"He's got to continue to just keep rehabbing it and being honest with the trainers and the trainers being honest with the coaches as to where he's at," Nagy said of Trubisky. "But we're excited about how Chase played, about how he did. That's a credit to Ryan (Pace) for creating depth on this roster. We like where we're at."

Nagy has full confidence in Daniel.

"I know how he works, what plays he likes, what plays he doesn't like," Nagy said. "He's done a great job of always treating that job like he's a starter each and every week regardless of whether he's playing or not. I thought he did a great job coming out and helping us win against Detroit. If that's the case, then great. If not, then he'll go back to his normal role."

The Bears (8-3) lead the NFC North over the Vikings (6-4-1) by 1.5 games.