Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky wasn't thrilled with the way he and his teammates performed against the Green Bay Packers but he admitted that being out of the field against felt good. Trubisky, who was benched in Week 3 for Nick Foles, returned to the starting lineup this past Sunday -- but it didn't go as well as the Packers easily handled the Bears 41-25.
The Packers were absolutely crushing the Bears before the visitors scored two late touchdowns to reduce the final deficit to 16 points. "Obviously, it went bad for us tonight," Trubisky said after the game, per the team's website.
"We didn't get the result we wanted. We didn't play the way we wanted. But for me, being out there and playing with them is better than sitting out. That'd be the only takeaway I guess I would have that's positive."
Trubisky went 26-of-46 for 242 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. "I thought early on his eyes were going where my eyes were going, which is good," Bears coach Matt Nagy said while assessing Trubisky performance.
"He's going to where you want to go, and then before you know [it], we were down 17, and then before you know it, you're down more, and now it becomes a one-dimensional game, and they know you're throwing."
Trubisky happy to be playing again
"It's just nice to be back out there getting hit again and the shoulder feels good," Trubisky acknowledged. "The shoulder feels strong. I just have to keep getting stronger each and every week.
I put in a lot of work into my body just to be able to have that opportunity to go back out there and play." Trubisky, who has had a lot of issues with turnovers over the last two seasons, had two interceptions against the Packers and it wasn't a good return to the field.
"My job is to hang on to the football," Trubisky underlined. "I've gotta do that, and at the end of the day, that's all I can control, so that's something I've gotta improve going forward."
The Bears are set to host the Detroit Lions in Week 13 and it remains to be seen if Trubisky will again be the starting quarterback. "After a game like that you gotta look in the mirror and see what you can continue to improve on and what you can do as a leader to lift guys up around you so we can stop feeling this way after games," Trubisky concluded.