ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that the coach said Mitchell Trubisky will start the game. Trubisky started Chicago's last outing against the Green Bay Packers with Nick Foles sidelined with a hip/glute injury, but he struggled with turnovers during a 41-25 loss.
The story on Trubisky is fairly clear at this point.
Chicago traded up to select him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, which was a major mistake in hindsight with Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson still available. It was the type of misstep that can set a team back years, and Trubisky's struggles are a primary reason why the Bears have been unable to capitalize on a stout defense the past three seasons.
Foles took over for Trubisky during Chicago's Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons and led the team to a dramatic comeback victory, but that was the high point of his season.
Since then, Foles struggled with consistency and lost five of his seven starts before suffering the injury.
Chicago's 5-1 start has collapsed into a 5-6 record in large part because of the offensive play, and Trubisky threw two interceptions and lost a fumble that the Packers returned for a touchdown after he took back over the starting job with Foles sidelined.
He at least adds a running element that Foles does not and had success in the season opener against the Lions when he threw for 242 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. A repeat performance like that would help the Bears reach .500 as they attempt to climb back into the NFC playoff picture.