Matt Nagy On Whether Mitchell Trubisky Will Start in Week 13: "I Don't See Why Not"

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Matt Nagy On Whether Mitchell Trubisky Will Start in Week 13: “I Don’t See Why Not”

Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky’s return to the starting lineup was mostly a dud.

But judging by Head Coach Matt Nagy’s reply to a question of who will be QB1 on Sunday against the Lions, it sounds like Trubisky will be back in the saddle:

I suppose that, if you want to be nit-picky about it, there are reasons why Trubisky shouldn’t start against Detroit:

Nevertheless, all signs point to Trubisky starting again. And why wouldn’t they?

Trubisky came away from the game healthy. Meanwhile, Nick Foles didn’t practice in the lead-up to Week 12’s game against the Packers and was ultimately inactive. And because Foles is the only quarterback on the roster with guaranteed money coming in 2021, maybe it’s smart to keep him out of harm’s way for the final five games of the season. Tack on the financial incentive to keep Foles from reaching escalator clauses in his contract that would further crunch the Bears’ already tight cap space, and you can see a growing pile of reasons as to why there’s no rush to get him back in the lineup.

Nevertheless, we’ll keep an eye on the injury report this week. Because, once again, whichever quarterback starts Sunday figures to be the one who is healthiest.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.