Trubisky feels much more confident in his second season under coach Matt Nagy, John Kampf of The News-Herald reports.
The core of the Chicago offense looks quite similar to last season, only with Mike Davis and David Montgomery replacing Jordan Howard in the backfield while Cordarrelle Patterson potentially adds a new wrinkle to both the passing game and rushing attack. The offseason moves show an emphasis on versatility, with the Bears presumably hoping to use their running backs as receiving threats and their wide receivers as occasional ballcarriers. Trubisky's individual growth will be the most important factor, but there's additional potential for major development with Anthony Miller, who was limited by shoulder injuries throughout this rookie season. It also can't hurt to have Allen Robinson further removed from the ACL tear that wiped out his 2017 campaign in Jacksonville, and Trey Burton (sports hernia) could be a bit better in his second season as a starter.
Trubisky completed 26 of 43 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
Trubisky started off slowly, getting away with two passes that should've been intercepted, but in the fourth quarter, he started throwing downfield, which allowed him to move the ball almost at will and leading him to a 300-yard effort. While breaking out in the regular season, he threw for 3,223 yards with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while adding 421 yards and three scores on the ground. Despite his solid numbers, he was an erratic fantasy option who showed outstanding upside, but he ended the season with just five touchdown passes over his last five games. Going into the third year of his rookie deal, he should continue to grow in his second year in Matt Nagy's offense.
Trubisky completed 18 of 26 passes for 163 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Bears' 24-10 win over the Vikings on Sunday. He also rushed three times for 16 yards.
Trubisky's numbers certainly weren't anything to write home about, but considering he was playing without Allen Robinson (ribs), the downturn in production is at least somewhat understandable. The second-year signal-caller remained mistake-free, certainly key to Chicago securing the No. 3 seed in the NFC in a normally tough road environment. Trubisky now heads into a first-round home playoff clash next weekend against the Eagles on a three-game interception-less streak, although he also failed to reach the 200-yard mark through the air in three of the last five regular-season games. He'll look to up his production versus a Philadelphia secondary that's often proven vulnerable this season.
Trubisky completed 25-of-29 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown while adding three yards on the ground in Chicago's 14-9 victory over the 49ers.
Although the Bears trailed at the half, this game was close throughout, allowing Trubisky to function mostly as a game manager in a contest the team was able to control. After being a strong fantasy performer throughout the middle of the season, he's averaged just 189 yards and 1.25 passing TDs over his last four games, and he's turned into a low-upside fantasy option going into a tough Week 17 matchup at Minnesota.
Trubisky completed 20 of 28 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Packers. He added 16 yards on three carries. He fumbled during the contest, but it was recovered by the offense.
Chicago's defense kept the Bears in the game until the end, and the second-year passer delivered in crunch time. With the game tied at 14 early in the fourth quarter, Trubisky threw a strike to Trey Burton on the tight end's break for a 13-yard score, affording Chicago a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The final stat line isn't going to wow many people, but after five picks in his previous two games, a careful, efficient performance by Trubisky was a welcome sight. With that defense, Chicago will be hard to stop if Trubisky can continue playing mistake-free football. Week 16 features a visit to San Francisco and a bottom-five pass defense in terms of opponent passer rating at 102.1.
Trubisky completed 16 of 30 pass attempts for 110 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 15-6 win over the Rams. He added 23 rushing yards on six carries.
Trubisky certainly didn't bring his A game to this contest, but his defense and rushing attack bailed him out in a winning effort. The Rams hadn't been an intimidating secondary to face for a good chunk of the season, but the full return of Aqib Talib could certainly be felt in the box score. Trubisky was also coming off a two-week hiatus due to a shoulder injury, but no reports of an aggravation were revealed. Assuming that news stands, the sophomore quarterback will look to improve on Sunday's poor outing against a struggling Packers squad in Week 15.
Trubisky (shoulder) practiced in full Friday for the third straight day and will reclaim his starting role Sunday against the Rams, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Coming off a two-game absence due to a sprained right throwing shoulder, Trubisky's ability to take every rep in practice this week erased any concern about his availability for a matchup with two of the NFC's top squads. Chase Daniel, who led the Bears to a 1-1 record while Trubisky was sidelined, will settle back into the No. 2 role, while the third quarterback on the depth chart, Tyler Bray, could soon be a 53-man roster casualty. Prior to getting hurt, Trubisky had made major strides in his second season with a 65.4 percent completion rate, 7.7 yards per attempt and a 20:9 TD:INT while also offering value on the ground (363 rushing yards and three touchdowns). It's possible the Bears will encourage Trubisky to limit his scrambling and exposure to contact down the stretch to keep his throwing arm in optimal condition.
Trubisky (shoulder) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
Trubisky backed up his confidence about the health of his throwing shoulder as well as coach Matt Nagy's optimism, kicking off the week without any limitations at practice. The 24-year-old quarterback is on track to return from a two-week absence for Sunday's home game against the Rams. Only four teams have given up more passing touchdowns (26) and only five have allowed more yards per pass attempt (8.0), but the Rams defense has more than held its own against signal-callers not named Brees or Mahomes.
Trubisky said Wednesday that his "arm feels really good" and noted that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from an injury to his right shoulder, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
After Matt Nagy relayed his expectation earlier Wednesday that Trubisky will return Sunday versus the Rams, the quarterback agreed with his boss, saying he "just has to show coach." Trubisky added he's "throwing as much" as the training staff is allowing him to with the intention to start this weekend. In the end, though, his activity level in practice will determine whether an appearance is possible. If Trubisky doesn't prove himself ready to play, Chase Daniel will be under center for a third consecutive game Sunday.
Coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that he believes Trubisky (shoulder) will be ready to play Sunday against the Rams, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
During his media availability, Nagy relayed that Trubisky has been "throwing the ball well," according to Dickerson. Nagy added that Trubisky will have to look good in practice in order to make his first appearance since Week 11, so his activity level should be monitored closely to learn whether a return is possible. Chase Daniel would earn another start if Trubisky is unable to prove the health of his right throwing shoulder.
Coach Matt Nagy said after Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Giants that Trubisky is showing improvement and remains day-to-day, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
As Trubisky continues with his recovery from what is thought to be an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, Nagy's comments come two days removed from the second-year signal-caller resuming light throwing. In Trubisky's stead, Chase Daniel has led the Bears to a 1-1 record on the backs of 515 yards passing and three touchdowns versus two interceptions. With a Week 14 showdown against the NFC-leading Rams on tap, the Bears ideally want to the more trusted option under center in Trubisky. His progress in the coming days will determine who will be directing the Bears offense next Sunday night.
Trubisky (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
As anticipated, Trubisky will remain sidelined for a second straight contest while he recovers from what's believed to be an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. Despite sitting out another game, Trubisky demonstrated progress this week by practicing on a limited basis Wednesday through Friday, with coach Matt Nagy relaying after the latter session that the quarterback resumed light throwing. Chase Daniel will draw a second start Sunday while Trubisky continues to recuperate, but the second-year signal-caller appears likely to return under center for a potential postseason preview against the Rams in Week 14.
Coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky (shoulder) did some throwing at Friday's practice, though it wasn't enough to prevent the Bears from listing him as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Chase Daniel is expected to get another start Sunday, with Trubisky then expected to return for a Week 14 home game against the Rams on Sunday Night Football (Dec. 9). The 24-year-old quarterback has been listed as a limited practice participant throughout the week, but there hadn't been any report of him throwing passes prior to Friday. His progress at the end of the week suggests he could have a fairly normal practice schedule next week.
Trubisky (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Reportedly dealing with an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder, Trubisky was listed as a limited participant throughout the week, but there hasn't been any indication his practice regimen included throwing passes. Barring a miraculous last-second recovery, Chase Daniel will get another start while Trubisky turns his attention to Week 14 against the Rams. It will be awfully difficult for the Bears to land a first-round bye in the playoffs if they don't defeat the Rams on Dec. 9 in Chicago. On that note, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network relays that Trubisky is expected back for Week 14.
Trubisky said Thursday that his shoulder injury is a short-term concern, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. "I feel good," Trubisky stated. "It's not something that's going to [restrict] me in the long term."
Trubisky wouldn't elaborate on specifics regarding the injury, but it consistently has been reported to be an AC joint sprain in his right throwing shoulder. As he told Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Trubisky is going to "do as much as they [the Bears' training staff] let me," which so far has not including throwing. It wouldn't be a surprise if the team exercises caution with the 2017 first-round pick, especially after his replacement Chase Daniel performed well against the Lions on Thanksgiving. Trubisky's activity level Friday will go a long way toward the Bears' decision-making process for Sunday's road game against the Giants.
Coach Matt Nagy said that Trubisky (shoulder) would be a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
It doesn't represent a notable step forward for Trubisky in his recovery from a right shoulder sprain, as he was limited in Wednesday's session and Nagy added that the quarterback wouldn't throw Thursday, per Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Unless Trubisky makes some meaningful progress Friday, it appears he'll be sidelined for a second straight game Sunday against the Giants, which aligns with what Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported earlier Thursday. If that's the case, Chase Daniel would pick up another start after completing 27 of 37 attempts for 230 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bears' 23-16 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
Trubisky (shoulder) is planning to sit Sunday against the Giants in favor of Chase Daniel, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Trubisky officially made his return to practice Wednesday, but it appears the team will continue to avoid taking any chances with its quarterback of the future. Chase Daniel will be in line to start his second consecutive game against the Giants, while Trubisky is likely eyeing a Week 14 return for a home matchup against the Rams.
Trubisky (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday on the Bears' injury report, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
During the session, Trubisky took part in a portion of individual drills and primarily focused on footwork, but he didn't make any throws. The development is a bit of a surprise after coach Matt Nagy said he didn't expect Trubisky to practice Wednesday. Nagy also labeled Trubisky as "day-to-day," which in football parlance means he has a chance to return Sunday against the Giants. If the AC joint sprain in his right shoulder is too much to overcome this weekend, the Bears will turn to Chase Daniel to start a second consecutive contest.
Coach Matt Nagy said that Trubisky (shoulder) isn't expected to practice Wednesday and remains day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants.
Per Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com, Nagy reiterated that Trubisky's sprained right shoulder isn't a long-term concern, but the injury is still something that could put the signal-caller at risk of a second straight absence. Despite having a longer turnaround between practices after the Bears last played Thanksgiving Day, Trubisky's expected lack of activity Wednesday indicates he hasn't made much noteworthy progress in his recovery over the past week. If Trubisky fails to get back on the field in some capacity Thursday or Friday, veteran Chase Daniel likely would be in store for another start this weekend.
Trubisky (shoulder) remains hopeful to suit up in the Bears' Week 13 game against the Giants but it's uncertain if he'll be available for that contest, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Trubisky suffered an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder coming out of the Bears' Week 11 win over the Vikings, prompting the team to hold him out of the Thanksgiving Day victory over the Lions. Prior reports suggested that if the Bears had played Sunday rather than Thursday in Week 12 that Trubisky would have been ready to play, but Schefter's report suggests the second-year signal-caller isn't progressing from the injury as quickly as anticipated. The Bears will reassess Trubisky's condition when they reconvene for their next official practice Wednesday, at which point more clarity on his outlook for the Dec. 2 game against New York should be known.
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