Storyline of the week
No starters, no problem? Coach Matt Nagy received criticism for his decision to sit most of his starters for their second-to-last preseason game, a 27-20 win against the Chiefs. He cited strong weeks of practice, and he’s confident that QB Mitchell Trubisky and company will be ready to go for Week 1 against the Packers. The Bears are a young team with plenty of new pieces coming together on offense, but they apparently have made enough progress for the first-year head coach to take a bold stand and shut down his starters until the regular season.
RB Ryan Nall is the undrafted free agent with the best chance to make the 53-man roster. Chicago kept four running backs last season, and Nall has been the team’s most productive rusher this preseason, averaging more than 5 yards per carry. He’s also carving out a role on special teams, which might be the biggest factor for him to be able to stick around this season.
Lorin Cox, Bears Wire