Mitchell Trubisky, who has been healthy and practicing all week long, will be the starter on Sunday Night Football, because the previous QB1, Nick Foles, is listed as doubtful after not practicing at all with the hip injury he suffered against the Vikings on November 16.
In his post practice press conference head coach Matt Nagy confirmed that Mitch will get the nod on Sunday. “We’re excited that Mitch is ready and it’s an opportunity for him,” Nagy said.
Even if Foles wasn’t injured things were trending towards Trubisky getting another crack at the offense because of the Bears recent losing streak. Trubisky said his shoulder is completely healed and he has no soreness whatsoever, and he said he had a good week of practice.
Mitch will now get a second chance to prove he’s the man in Chicago, and if we’re to believe what has been coming from Halas Hall this week, he has made the best of his time on the bench by refocusing on the mental side of things.
Nagy said of Trubisky, who had all the starters reps this week, “He’s extremely prepared.”
Foles will travel to Green Bay for the game, but if he can’t play it’ll be Tyler Bray as Mitch’s back up.
Mitch Trubisky's full answer when asked how hard it was to be benched three weeks into the season: pic.twitter.com/OZ9Up7C3gD— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) November 27, 2020
Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, who hurt his hamstring in their last game against the Vikings, is listed as questionable after not practicing all week. Left tackle Charles Leno Jr., who hurt his toe at Wednesday’s practice and has been held out the last two days, is also listed as questionable. Nagy said that Hicks and Leno will be game time decisions.
Also questionable are nickelback Buster Skrine, who hurt his ankle and was limited today, and defensive back Sherrick McManis (hand) and offensive lineman Rashaad Coward (ankle/knee). Both McManis and Coward have been practicing so they should be good to go on Sunday night.
The Packers have 6 players listed as questionable, wide outs Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Achilles) and Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), cornerbacks Kevin King (Achilles) and Josh Jackson (concussion), running back Tyler Ervin (wrist/ribs), and center Corey Linsley (back). Valdes-Scantling was the only one that didn’t practice at all on Friday.