Bears

Pace: Even after benching, Trubisky 'still very much a leader'

Bears

Though Mitch Trubisky won't take the field with the starters on Sunday afternoon, the team still considers him a team leader. Both Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace have spoke glowingly about his professionalism throughout the last week or so, and when talking on the Bears' pregame radio show, the later explained how the conversation informing Trubisky of the QB switch went, and how he's responded ever since: 

We all had different individual conversations. He's such a competitor. Obviously he's disappointed. He wants to be the starter and really we expect that from any player on our team to have that kind of mindset. He's still very much a leader of this team and he will be all season. He came in this week ready to roll, working hard, helping to prepare us for the Colts. He's been stepping up and supporting Foles just like Foles did for him when he was backing up. As I look at it, both those guys are great people and they support each other and it's authentic, and I think it starts there. And the relationship in that quarterback room is really, really important.

For the first time since he took over the job in 2017, Trubisky will be QB2 when Sunday's game against the Colts kicks off. It's Nick Foles' job now, and Foles will be making his first NFL start since December of last year.