Bears coach Matt Nagy has had a tough week answering questions about the offensive play-calling, and now he’s defending his second-year quarterback, Mitch Trubisky.
The coach gave the quarterback a ‘vote of confidence’ if you will on Wednesday, stating that he will be the starter when he is healthy, ahead of backup Chase Daniel.
Questions arose and rightfully so when Trubisky was pulled near the end of Sunday evening’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
In the game, Trubisky was 24-for-43 for 190 yards with a touchdown and interception, but by in large the offense was again very ineffective.
Nagy told reporters that Trubisky was pulled due to a right hip pointer.
“We want him [Trubisky] out there to be our starter and to be playing,” Nagy said on Wednesday via ESPN. “So how do we get him to that point? We’re going to do everything we can so he is the starter.”
Trubisky is officially listed as “day-to-day” but all signs point toward the 25-year-old quarterback starting on Sunday.
The Bears, who are 4-6, will play host to the two-win New York Giants and rookie QB Daniel Jones.
“[I feel] a lot better, a lot better. Day and night, almost,” Trubisky said on Wednesday. “If I feel good, I’m going to go [on Sunday].”
Trubisky was listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice.