Bears HC Matt Nagy announced Wednesday that Mitch Trubisky will be the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Lions.
Nick Foles returned to practice, but put in limited practice today, so the Bears will give Trubisky another shot to show what he can do against team that just made a coaching change.
Trubisky, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2017. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $29 million contract that included a $19.17 million signing bonus and set to make a base salary of $2.21 million in 2020.
Chicago declined Trubisky’s fifth-year option this past April, which means he’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
In 2020, Trubisky has appeared in five games for the Bears and completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 802 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 101 yards.