The Bears play in Detroit at 12:30 Eastern on Thursday.
Trubisky has not practiced all week and, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, woke up sore on Wednesday morning “with less movement in his shoulder than expected.” Chase Daniel will make the third start of his nine-season NFL career — and his first since Week 16 of the 2014 season — in the likely event that Trubisky can’t go.
“Jeez, that’s a long time ago,” Daniel said Tuesday when asked if he had any recollections of his previous start.
Even though he’s seen little in the way of NFL playing time — he’s thrown only 78 career passes — Daniel probably has a good grasp of Bears Coach Matt Nagy’s system. Nagy was Daniel’s quarterbacks coach with the Chiefs from 2013 to 2015.
“The number one thing that you learn about Chase when you’re around him is that in a really good way, he’s extremely confident in how he plays,” Nagy said Tuesday. “Because he’s so smart. The game is not fast to him.”
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