Peter King shares his take on why the Bears should start Chase Daniel
On Wednesday, NBC Sports writer Peter King shared what he thinks needs to happen for the Chicago Bears to save their season — start former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel.
After starting 3-1, the Bears have lost four straight games, the last three of which have been started by Mitchell Trubisky since his return from a left shoulder injury. Trubisky has struggled this year, passing for 1,217 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in seven games.
This past Sunday, Trubisky went 10-for-21 for 125 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.
That’s why King said during an appearance on the “Dan Patrick Show” that Chicago head coach Matt Nagy needs to make a quarterback swap.
“I don’t think that Matt Nagy has to say a word other than, ‘We just think this week, right now, Chase Daniel gives us a better chance to win,'” King said. “One more loss right about now and I say it’s over, but it’s not over right now. If they win the next couple of weeks, as unlikely as it sounds, they’re still in it. And so, I think you’ve got to do what is the best thing for you to win this game and this game only.”
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) November 6, 2019
While Trubisky was injured earlier this season, Daniel passed for 426 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in two games. He led the Bears to a 16-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 29, when Trubisky left the game on the opening possession.
Daniel is in his 10th NFL season after playing at Missouri from 2005-08. Over his pro career, the 33-year-old has started only five games, three of which have come since joining the Bears prior to the 2018 season.
Whether Trubisky or Daniel starts, the Bears will be trying to turn around their season when they play the Detroit Lions on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.