Many Chicago Bears followers wish to see quarterback Mitch Trubisky benched.
Bears coach Matt Nagy has no intention of granting that want.
Making his first begin Sunday since dislocating his non-throwing shoulder in a sport Sept. 29, Trubisky struggled against the Saints. At one level late within the fourth quarter, he was 20 for 35 for 119 yards, earlier than padding his ultimate stats on two late scoring drives after the sport was out of hand. The Saints received, 36-25.
But regardless of Trubisky’s points, Nagy mentioned he never considered benching him for backup Chase Daniel, who crammed in because the starter whereas Trubisky was injured.
In reality, he mentioned the thought “never crossed my thoughts.”
“Because there’s simply so many components of it,” Nagy mentioned. “And Mitch is a competitor, and I think for all of us, it just was one of those deals where you would love — you would really love it to be able to get the run game going early, early, early so you can do more things, and we didn’t do that.”
Bears followers on social media had been brutal to Trubisky throughout and after the sport. After a Pro Bowl season final 12 months, Trubisky seems to have taken a step again this 12 months. It would not assist issues that, because the No. 2 total choose in 2017, he’ll eternally be in comparison with the 2 quarterbacks (Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson) taken after him within the first spherical that very same 12 months.
When somebody requested Nagy if he’s nonetheless dedicated to his younger quarterback, he responded, “Yeah. Absolutely, yeah.”
Nagy was fast to level out that Chicago’s struggles Sunday had been a crew effort. Bears rushers gained solely 17 yards on seven carries, the fewest in franchise historical past. This approaching Walter Payton Bobblehead day, no much less.
“I mean, right now we have no identity,” Trubisky mentioned. “We’re simply looking out. We don’t have any rhythm. We’re not the offense we had been final 12 months, and yearly is completely different, each sport is completely different. We’ve simply bought to seek out methods, look inside ourselves, and we’ve bought to have guys step up.”