(670 The Score) The Bears have named Mitchell Trubisky their starting quarterback against the Packers on Sunday night, coach Matt Nagy said Friday. The team listed Nick Foles as doubtful to play due to a hip injury.
Trubisky, 26, will be making his first start since he was benched in favor of Foles during a game in Atlanta on Sept. 27. The Bears haven't committed to Trubisky or Foles beyond their game against the Packers on Sunday.
Foles suffered the hip injury during the Bears' loss to the Vikings on Nov. 16, when he was carted off the field after taking a big hit late in the game. Third-stringer Tyler Bray took over at quarterback for Foles, as Trubisky was still dealing with a right shoulder injury at the time. Trubisky has since been cleared and is practicing in full this week.
Foles has completed 65% of his passes for 1,852 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions in eight games this season. Chicago is 2-5 since he was named the starter.
Trubisky is working the final season of his initial rookie contract and would become an unrestricted free agent in 2021. He has completed 59.3% of his passes for 560 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
The Bears listed defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (hamstring), offensive tackle Charles Leno (toe), nickel cornerback Buster Skrine (ankle), defensive back Sherrick McManis (hand) and tackle Rashaad Coward (ankle/knee) as questionable to play. Hicks and Leno will both be game-time decisions Sunday night, Nagy said.
Kickoff between the Bears (5-5) and Packers (7-3) comes at 7:20 p.m. CT from Lambeau Field.
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