The bears nominated Mitch Trubisky as hesitant to play Thanksgiving against Detroit Lions with shoulder injury, as all signs point to Chase Daniel replacing him on Ford Field.
Trubisky injured his right shoulder since Sunday 25-20 win over Minnesota Vikings when he unfortunate went to the ground and was illegally struck by security Harrison Smith. Bears did not hold a full exercise with a short week until Thursday’s game, but had the team had a whole exercise, Trubisky had not participated on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bears think Trubisky could have played had his game this week been on Sunday and not on a 88-hour turnaround from Sunday Night Football:
The bears also closely tagged Adam Shaheen and outside line-back Aaron Lynch as of Thursday. Both suffered from brain injury Sunday.
Daniel, who is only thrown 78, passes in his NFL career, which began last December 28, 2014 when Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had to miss a game against San Diego Chargers at the last moment due to a spleen problem . Daniel finished 16 of 27 passes for 157 meters without touchdowns and no interceptions in what ended up being a 19-7 Chiefs win.
“The game is not fast for him when he plays,” said Matt Nagy. “The other with Chase I always appreciated is that he prepares each game as if he is the starter, if his time is coming, he will not blink.
” We entered a similar situation where we had to make a decision with Alex several years ago. I actually think this was literally hours before the match / night before and Chase did not blink. He went in and it was towards the end of the season and he did well with a lot of backups against a playoff team in San Diego Chargers back in the day. The trust factor he has, he has been with many good quarterbacks. He has experience and you trust. “
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