Bears OC says Trubisky was ‘the first one celebrating' with Daniel


No quarterback wants to get Wally Pipped. You know, lose the starting job because of an injury that opens the door for a backup who plays well and wins games. And while it's premature (to say the least) to suggest Mitch Trubisky has created such an opportunity for Chase Daniel, the Bears did defeat the Vikings in Week 4 and Daniel did play well after Trubisky exited the game with a shoulder injury.

Some guys might feel threatened after a backup has a strong performance. Not Trubisky.

According to offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, Trubisky was as excited as the rest of his teammates about the win.

“I talked to [Trubisky] after the game,” said Helfrich Monday night, “and I think he was as positive as one could be. He was the first one in there celebrating with Chase. That was cool to see. Those guys have a great relationship, a great working relationship.”

It'll be interesting to see how that relationship evolves if Daniel has another big game on Sunday against the Raiders in London. Trubisky is expected to be held out in an effort to heal up in time for Week 7; Chicago has a bye in Week 6.

If the Bears offense looks explosive and Daniel leads Chicago to another win, coach Matt Nagy will have a tough decision on his hands. Quarterback competitions are never healthy for a locker room, but neither is an offense that can't move the ball while the defense plays at a Super Bowl level.

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