Trubisky completed 16 of 30 pass attempts for 110 yards, a touchdown and a trio of 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 of a two-week hiatus due to a shoulder injury, but there were no reports of a re-aggravation. Assuming that news stands, the sophomore quarterback will look to improve on Sunday's poor outing against a scuffling Packers squad in Week 15.
Trubisky (shoulder) practiced in full capacity 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 the sprained 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 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 his "arm feels really good" and his right throwing shoulder is "ahead of schedule," Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
After Matt Nagy relayed his expectation 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 believes Trubisky (shoulder) will return Sunday against the Rams, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
During media availability Wednesday, Nagy said 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 will 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.
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