Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Claiming Mitchell Trubisky Was Benched Due to Injury is Laughable

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The Chicago Bears lost the fifth game out their last six on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams. They weren't blown out and certainly had a chance to be more competitive, but quarterback Mitchell Trubisky struggled... again.

That led to him being removed from the game in the fourth quarter, and the reason for that, according to head coach Matt Nagy, is because of an injury.

So, he wasn't benched because he was 24-of-43 for only 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception? Okay, Matt.

"It was all based off he wasn't feeling right. His hip was hurting him," Nagy told reporters. "We knew a few series earlier that something wasn't right. We watched him to keep an eye on him and see how it was. I had to go on the side and talk to him... He needed to be honest with us and trying to play through that is what he was doing."

Notably, Trubisky is sticking to the hip ailment explanation, too.

"It just kept getting tighter and tighter in the hip region," Trubisky said, "and I couldn't move around like I wanted to."

Sure, maybe Trubisky really is dealing with a hip injury that effects his throwing ability, but it's been a struggle for the former No. 2 overall pick all season long. In nine games, he has completed just 62.4% of his passes for 1,580 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

After making the playoffs a year ago as NFC North champs, Da Bears are 4-6 and have an uphill climb if they want even a whiff of the playoffs. Whether backup quarterback Chase Daniel could do any better is not a question any fan would want to have to ask, but Chicago certainly isn't on track get where they want to go Trubisky under center.