The Mitchell Trubisky era in Chicago has been experiencing what appears to be a slow and painful death throughout the 2019 season, with the latest medical diagnosis raising a huge question mark on why the quarterback was benched by head coach Matt Nagy near the end of Sunday night's defeat.
After the Chicago Bears lost 17-7 to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night, Nagy said Trubisky suffered a hip injury, which is why he was pulled for Chase Daniel with 3:24 remaining in the game. The timing of Trubisky's injured raised questions, and the quarterback revealed he was actually injured much sooner than his head coach let on.
Trubisky reportedly said he injured his hip in the second quarter, adding that he "really wasn't telling anyone" about the injury, the story said. Trubisky said he was evaluated at halftime, but kept quiet about it and tried to fight through the discomfort. The story went on to say: What makes the hip injury questionable is the Bears never took Trubisky into the medical tent, where players experiencing discomfort go if they aren't feeling right, during the game. The NBC broadcast also showed the quarterback and Nagy having a heartfelt conversation a series or two before he was benched. Trubisky looked upset about the conversation, adding more questions toward the nature of the injury and if it really led to his benching.
CHI QB Chase Daniel - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 5 vs. Oakland Raiders
Chase Daniel is expected to start for Chicago as Mitch Trubisky sits out due to injury. Daniel played most of last week's game as Trubisky went down early and played fairly well. He finished with 195 yards, one score and no turnovers. There's nothing overly exciting about Daniel as a quarterback, but he does get a favorable matchup this week against the Raiders. Oakland is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. So we don't expect Daniel to be bad, but based on what Chicago QBs have done in 2019, it's hard to get too excited about Daniel. He's a below-average option as the Bears travel to London to face the Raiders.