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Bears QB Mitch Trubisky to start vs. Packers on Sunday

It has been headed in this direction for the Bears, who lost starter Nick Foles to a hip injury last week. Now Trubisky gets one last chance.

In his last game against the Packers, Mitch Trubisky completed 29 of 53 passes for 334 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a 64.5 passer rating.
In his last game against the Packers, Mitch Trubisky completed 29 of 53 passes for 334 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a 64.5 passer rating.
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For better or worse, the Bears’ fate continues to be tied to former No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky. They’ll ride with him again after coach Matt Nagy said Friday he’ll be their starter Sunday at the Packers.

Trubisky has been stuck on the bench since being yanked for Nick Foles in the third quarter against the Falcons in Week 3. Foles took over down 26-10 and led the Bears on a wild comeback for a 30-26 win.

Since then, however, it’s been rough. In his seven starts, Foles completed 66% of his passes, averaged 237.7 yards per game and had seven touchdowns against seven interceptions for a 79.6 passer rating.

Trubisky struggled after beating out Foles for the job in the preseason, but rallied the Bears for a win in the season opener and held on to beat the Giants the next week. He had an 87.4 rating at the time of his benching.

Nagy used Trubisky as a wildcat quarterback Nov. 1 against the Saints and he injured his throwing shoulder on his only play. He was out the next two games, and the Bears went with practice squad quarterback Tyler Bray as Foles’ backup.

With Foles likely to be inactive Sunday, the Bears will have Bray behind Trubisky and they could activate practice squad quarterback Kyle Sloter as their third-stringer. Sloter, who has never appeared in an NFL game, joined the Bears on Nov. 8.