Bears list Mitchell Trubisky doubtful for Thanksgiving

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Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky‘s shoulder injury is serious enough that he’s unlikely to play tomorrow.

The Bears listed Trubisky as doubtful for their early Thursday kickoff against the Lions.

Trubisky suffered the shoulder injury on Sunday night against the Vikings, and although he was able to finish the game, he hasn’t been able to practice this week. Given the very short work week for the Bears, Trubisky would have to be ready on a very quick turnaround.

That leaves the Bears down to Chase Daniel, the only other quarterback on their 53-player roster, as Thursday’s starter. Tyler Bray appears likely to be called up from the practice squad to serve as Daniel’s backup.

As expected, the Bears also listed linebacker Aaron Lynch and tight end Adam Shaheen as out for the Lions game. Both suffered concussions against the Vikings.

38 responses to “Bears list Mitchell Trubisky doubtful for Thanksgiving

  1. Yikes!

    The days of the running QB keep coming, but franchises don’t get it yet.

    Hint: Have an O Line built and bring the QB along slowly before unveiling a QB trying to go up against NFL Ds as opposed to weaker NCAA Ds.

    It’s a whole different animal. Bootlegs, constant scrambling, etc, are too predictable.

    It can work for a short period of time to some success, but it’s not sustainable.

  2. I’m more irritated that Shaheen is going to miss more time. One catch and POOF!

    Go Bears!

  3. It looked like the Bears were going to run away with the division. If Mitch misses any significant time, the NFC North is gonna be up for grabs all the way until week 17 when the Bears play the Vikings and the Packers play the Lions.

    That’s not a knock against the Bears at all. It just shows how close this race division is.

  4. I have no problem with this, Chase knows this system. Teams that run deep usually have at least a workable backup QB (can you say Eagles/Foles?).

    Might as well find out now.

  5. I know, I know, it was preseason but Chase showed a firm grasp of Nagy’s offense. And they say he’s very smart. And he’s been with Nagy for a few years. It doesn’t mean he will play great, but it means he’ll be very prepared to step in.

  6. If he had slid feet first Sunday night like he was trained to do, he probably wouldn’t have been injured. Shouldn’t matter — if the Vikes sacked Stafford 10 times, I can’t imagine how many sacks the Bears will get.

  7. Good. The Lions will beat the Bears, then after the Vikes beat GB this Sunday, we will only be .5 game out.

  8. tylawspick6 says:

    Yikes!

    The days of the running QB keep coming, but franchises don’t get it yet.
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    Not even a Bears fan but you win for strangest post of the day. Mitch Trubisky isn’t even considered a running QB. The guy is actually a very talented passer who was brought up to NFL speed slowly over the past 2 years. He wasn’t even the day one starter his rookie year. The Bears are my teams’ rival, and it pains me to say, but I think they are doing a phenomenal job with him. Your post though – now thats a headscratcher.

  9. Play stupid games (run all over hell) win stupid prizes (hurt). Trubisky is overrated anyway, if you listened only to the audio of Collinsworth Sunday night you would have thought he was talking about Brees.

  10. tyjmey says:
    November 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    I know, I know, it was preseason but Chase showed a firm grasp of Nagy’s offense. And they say he’s very smart. And he’s been with Nagy for a few years. It doesn’t mean he will play great, but it means he’ll be very prepared to step in.

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    Ummmm dude has only thrown like 78 passes one 1 TD – for his CAREER!

  11. That hurts. The Bears are a better team, but it’s tough to get any backup quarterback ready play in three days (coming off a Sunday night game, no less). The defense might need to pull this one out.
    At least they get a long week for Trubisky to recover before the next game.

  12. Second year in a row a cheap shot by a Vikings player has taken out the QB of the division leader. It didn’t get Minnesota a championship last year and it won’t get one this year.

  13. mrdarkness13 says: Ummmm dude has only thrown like 78 passes one 1 TD – for his CAREER!

    I’m not gonna claim he’s good, but what other teams has he played for and who are the QB’s he’s backed up?

  14. This will still be a tight game. Probly gonna come down to who wins the turnover battle. Bears just gotta lock down Golladay cause he caught a lot of balls last game against them. Lions don’t have their RB so its kind of a wash. Trubisky will be missed big time but Chase Daniel played for the Chiefs last year and knows this system really well. Bears will run a lot and dink and dunk. As long as they don’t turn it over I see them winning a close one.

  15. Some of you are forgetting how bad the Lions are. They have one thing going for them other teams can’t seem to kick vs them.

  16. How come every time a defender shoulders a QB it is instantly considered a cheap shot? These QBs should expect to get hit when they are considered a runner. The rules have put the defender in a very tough spot. Sometimes the QB slides, sometimes he dives forward, sometimes he jukes, sometimes he jumps over the defender. It seems more and more the QBs are waiting until the last possible moment to slide, in turn almost sliding into a defender which draws a stupid penalty. Football used to be a tough guy’s game. Now you just need athleticism.

  17. surfnride says:
    November 21, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    Chi – L
    GB – L
    Car – L
    Sea – L
    Dal – L

    This is going to be a perfect weekend for me!

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    If these are your predictions for outcomes from this weekend’s games, you are 100% wrong.

  18. hagemeisterpark920 says:
    November 21, 2018 at 1:51 pm
    tylawspick6 says:

    Yikes!

    The days of the running QB keep coming, but franchises don’t get it yet.
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    Not even a Bears fan but you win for strangest post of the day. Mitch Trubisky isn’t even considered a running QB.
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    He’s the 2nd leading rushing QB in the NFL, behind Cam Newton. You sure about your statement?

  19. rereynol says:
    November 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm
    All the Tribusky hating Bear fans are about to learn just how good he is with Chase Daniels filling in.

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    Or we are going learn how good Matt Nagy is with Chase Daniel filling in.

  20. Ray says:
    November 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm
    Some of you are forgetting how bad the Lions are. They have one thing going for them other teams can’t seem to kick vs them.

    Inconsistent yes, bad no. They did beat Green Bay, New England, Carolina, and Miami.

  21. As much as I would like to say great a win for the lions this team did just destroy them two weeks ago…so I would still lean towards the Bears unfortunately but I’ll be cheering for the Lions! SKOL

  22. dragonfly99 says:
    November 21, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    Second year in a row a cheap shot by a Vikings player has taken out the QB of the division leader. It didn’t get Minnesota a championship last year and it won’t get one this year.

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    If Mr. Biscuit would have slid and not gone head first Harrison probably would have hit him would not have, but he went HEAD FIRST. Cheap Shot? And then to see your’re still butt hurt over the A A Ron injury from last year. Its asking a lot for a defensive player stop when he is going full speed. Yes, Smith got the 15 yard penalty but I don’t think he was saying “Hey, we wanna win the division so I’m gonna put their QB out.” Thats not Harry!

    According to CBS its an AC Joint sprain – can take a few days to a week to feel better. But it could take a full six weeks for the ligaments to heal. The Bears must be really careful, further damage could require surgery. I hope there are. I think Mr. Biscuit has a very bright future as an NFL QB – but this is part of the learning process unfortunately and run only when you need to. This isn’t college. Not saying he shouldn’t run but when you do get that yardage,pop outta bounds or slide. Your body along with your fans will thank you.

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