Chicago Bears quarterback Chase Daniel will be under center once again when the team takes on the New York Giants this Sunday.
Mitchell Trubisky will miss his second consecutive game with a shoulder injury. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky could physically play this week, but the team will lean on the side of caution.
Despite #Bears QB Mitch Trubisky (shoulder) returning to practice yesterday, the team is planning for him to sit this week in favor of Chase Daniel once again, sources say. No surprise, given Matt Nagy’s comments. Trubisky could play right now but team wants to play it safe.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 29, 2018
Daniel filled in admirably last week on Thanksgiving Day, throwing for 230 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Bears to a 23-16 victory over the Lions. This week's matchup against the Giants is a bit more difficult, as they are allowing the 10th-fewest FanDuel fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
Chase Daniel was 27-of-37 for 230 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs for the Bears. Not spectacular but pretty much exactly what you'd want out of your backup.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 22, 2018
After last week's win against Detroit, it's clear Chicago's offense can run smoothly with either Trubisky and Daniel at the helm. The Meadowlands is typically a tough place for offenses to play with the windy conditions, so expect Nagy to call for a lot of screen passes to Tarik Cohen and Tyler Gabriel that have a high rate of success.
As for Daniel, look for him to be what he was last week: Solid, but not spectacular.
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