Bears to Start with QB Chase Daniel After Mitchell Trubisky’s Injury

Chase Daniel. Photo by Adam Lacy/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Chicago Bears will look to extend their winning streak to five games against the Detroit Lions on Thursday, but that might be easier said than done. Bears’ starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is battling a shoulder injury, and according to NFL Insider Ian Rapaport, the 24-year-old won’t recover in time. This means that the team will most likely start his backup Chase Daniel for the Lions’ game.

The Bears have officially listed Trubisky, who has an AC sprain, as doubtful for Thursday’s game, and he didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice. Since the team doesn’t expect him to be able to play, they have promoted Tyler Bray from the practice squad to the active roster.

Mitchell Trubisky has been great for Chicago Bears this season contributing with 2,832 yards of total offense and 23 touchdowns.

The game on Thursday will be the first NFL start for Chase Daniel since the 2014 season, and only his third during the nine years he spent in the league. The thing that worries Bears, however, is that he didn’t try a regular-season pass since 2016 season.

Daniel played a total 60 games in the league and managed to complete 51 out of 78 passes for 480 yards and a touchdown.