Bears could be without Trubisky vs. Lions

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Daniel threw a career-high two touchdowns to keep the Chicago Bears rolling with a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday, filling in very well for injured quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

"At this point in the career, it's really, truly not about the money", Daniel said.

"The job of a backup quarterback is to get the starter ready and to be prepared when your opportunity comes", Daniel said.

"I'm saying cautiously optimistic, but I can't make any promises", Nagy said. I hope he does.

The Bears had walkthrough-type practices Monday and Tuesday, and today have meetings before leaving for Detroit.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Trubisky woke up more sore than expected on Wednesday morning and described the injury as a sprained AC joint.

Adding insult to the injury, it happened with only 3:13 to play Sunday night, when Vikings All-Pro safety Harrison Smith was flagged 15 yards for roughing Trubisky at the end of a 5-yard scramble. "Chase understands; he's the oldest guy on our team (32), so he's got experience".

He started in all 15 games in which he played last season, and started all three playoff games in the Eagles' run to winning the Super Bowl.

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Through 10 games, Graham has 34 catches for 452 yards and two touchdowns. "It's about opportunities. I felt really good about the opportunity here with coach Nagy to go back up Mitch, to help groom him along". They have worked together for four of the last six seasons and cultivated a close relationship.

More than that, right now Trubisky is the franchise, and a more serious injury to his throwing shoulder could undo most or all of what the Bears have accomplished in their great start to Nagy's inaugural campaign. This also makes it more likely I pay up at quarterback for the Thanksgiving slate given the lack of quality options.

Trubisky was 23 of 30 passing for a career-high 355 yards with three touchdown passes in a 34-22 victory over Detroit on November 11, ending a three-game losing streak versus the Lions. Daniel completed 21 of 30 for 200 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 loss to San Diego.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is listed as inactive as he continues to battle a shoulder bruise.

Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich sees no reason for play calling to be altered.

Nagy said the plan is to treat the Trubisky injury exactly as they did the Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson injuries: with real caution. "Certainly, you're going to tailor things to one person or another absolutely, but within the same structure".

"But out of respect to us and the player and where we're at, I'm not going to get into the details of it". "You can't do that".

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