Trubisky will start for Chicago Bears on Sunday

  • The Chicago Bears will start Mitch Trubisky at quarterback Sunday night against Green Bay.

    The Chicago Bears will start Mitch Trubisky at quarterback Sunday night against Green Bay. ASSOCIATED PRESS

By Kyle Nabors
Shaw Media
Updated 11/27/2020 2:25 PM

Bears head coach Matt Nagy confirmed Friday that quarterback Mitch Trubisky will start Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers in place of Nick Foles.

Foles once again did not practice Friday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest due to a hip injury he sustained in the final minutes of the Bears' loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 16.


Trubisky started the first three games of the season, but was benched in favor of Foles early in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3.

"He's worked hard [during] this time he's been the backup to be prepared for if and when this time does come, whether it's through performance or whether it's through availability or injury with Nick," Nagy said. "As far as next week or the following week, it's hard for me to predict that right now because I think the fairest thing for both guys is to just worry and focus on Green Bay."

Foles has started the previous seven games with mixed results, especially over the last month when the former Super Bowl MVP has struggled mightily during the Bears' four-game losing streak.

Trubisky was listed as a full participant in practice this week after injuring his right shoulder Nov. 1 against the New Orleans Saints.

The plan is for Foles to travel with the team to Green Bay, where they will make a determination on if he will be active Sunday as Trubisky's backup or if Tyler Bray will step into that role.

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Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (hamstring), offensive linemen Charles Leno Jr. (toe) and Rashaad Coward (ankle/knee) and defensive backs Buster Skrine (ankle) and Sherrick McManis (hand) are listed as questionable.

Nagy said Hicks and Leno will be game-time decisions.

Earlier Friday, the Bears activated safety Eddie Jackson from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The Bears had placed Jackson on the list Monday.


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