Former No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky will again start for the Chicago Bears at the quarterback position as Nick Foles if still recovering from a hip injury he suffered against the Minnesota Vikings. Trubisky, who was benched for Foles in Week 3, returned to the starting lineup last week when the Bears took on the Green Bay Packers.
Trubisky didn't impress in his return to the starting lineup as he went 26-of-46 for 242 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 41-25 loss to the Packers. Trubisky's struggled with turnovers continued against the Packers as he threw two interceptions and going forward he knows he can't be making such errors.
"After watching the mistakes, the main thing is taking care of the football," Trubisky said, per ESPN. "It's easy to say, a little bit harder to do, especially going into it, you just have the mindset, 'I'm going to take care of the football, I'm not going to force things.'
"So, it's very obvious to say. You just have to go out there and do it."
Trubisky set to start as Foles is not ready to return
Foles was given limited reps during Wednesday's practice but he is still not at the level where he can go out and play a full game.
"I was watching Nick at practice ... trying to get a feel for him when he's in the pocket, you know; is he hesitant with stepping into his throws?" Nagy said. "What kind of velocity is coming off the ball? And I thought he did a pretty good job.
I think for him, and I was asking him as we went, where he's at? "I think he would be the first to tell you that, No. 1, it was good to get out there and do some of that. But at the same time, is he 100% where he needs to be? I would probably guess to venture that he would say no, he's not.
So, part of these injuries, you know a lot of times some of that too can be the ability of understanding whether if you do a knee or a hip or your arm or whatever, is sometimes just the mental side of, OK, you just have to go through it a few times and get used to it and then once you do that, then the next day is better.
And I think that's kind of where he's at right now." The Bears are set to host the Detroit Lions this Sunday.