Bears' Nagy: Trubisky's benching had 'zero to do with his play'

Bears' Nagy: Trubisky's benching had 'zero to do with his play'

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy insisted Monday that he relegated Mitchell Trubisky to the bench at the end of Sunday Night Football exclusively because of injury.

"Every decision that was made, it had zero to do with his play", he added.

A 17-7 loss at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday all but assured the defending NFC North champions will miss the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons.

"After the game, when you're interviewing, there's a lot of stuff going on. You'll see it when you watch the tape, on nearly every play, you'll see where it's affecting him".

With only a few minutes left to play and one more meaningless drive left, Trubisky was taken out of the game in favor of backup Chase Daniel.

"What I would say is this", he said, via NBC Sports Chicago's John Mullin, "I'll be the first to tell you, then we need to be better or if there's a rhythm to something". And I need to be able to accept that and know how do I fix that. While the former No. 2 overall pick looks increasingly less like a starting caliber quarterback with each passing week, Nagy hasn't done much to highlight Trubisky's rushing ability, which, in theory, could help him out in the passing game.

While several members of the media saw Chicago Bears representatives at Kaepernick's original workout destination, Bears GM Ryan Pace would neither confirm nor deny whether the Bears had any part in any of Kaep's workout activities, saying: "Like any workout, we really keep those things in house and that's where we'll keep this one". The offense stalled and the Bears once again came up short.

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