What was the motive for Matt Nagy behind benching Mitch Trubisky? After throwing for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions and leading the Chicago Bears to 12 wins last season, quarterback Mitch Trubisky was expected to improve this year and lead the team to a Super Bowl.
10 games into the season, the Bears have four wins. Also, Trubisky hasn’t played well. Throwing for 1,580 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions. The performance has led to fans calling for him to be benched.
During their loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, it seemed like the fans’ prayers had been answered. This when head coach Matt Nagy pulled Trubisky from the game and sent in backup Chase Daniel. However, Nagy put an end to speculation that Daniel will be the team’s starter going forward. The coach told reporters after the game that Trubisky was pulled because of an injury and not because of his play.
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“I wanted him to know, coming from me that he needs to be brutally honest with me in regards to his pain and where he’s at,” Nagy said. “I sat there and I told him. We appreciate your toughness, we appreciate you being as tough as you can possibly can be and wanting to stay in the game but I need to be able to make a decision.'”
Nagy added that Trubisky will remain the starter if he is healthy enough to play. However, he did not elaborate on his quarterback’s status for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, telling reporters, “we’re working through that.” In other words, this is not likely.
If Trubisky is unable to play against the Giants, Daniel will get the start. The start will be Daniel’s second start of the season. This after filling in for Trubisky earlier in the season when he had a shoulder injury. If Daniel plays well in Trubisky’s absence, Nagy will have a tough decision to make. Bears fans are just hoping for a win.