By: Alex Patt
There was a lot to to take away from last Sunday’s Bears 19-7 victory over the Titans. While most of the it was good, considering the Bears played a very good game and won, there was some bad news.
Number one receiver Cameron Meredith suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s game when he was hit and he knee bent sideways. Meredith was carted off the field and suspected torn ligaments were confirmed in the MRI he had done Monday. He suffered a torn ACL and a minor MCL tear. It is important to note that the initial diagnosis for Meredith was worse, but the minor MCL tear means he can potentially participate in 2018 OTAs. He will have ACL surgery and will not play the 2017 season.
The other big story is of course Mitch Trubisky. He came in and played the second half after Glennon played the first. Trubsiky was getting his first plays with first-stringers of the preseason and still managed to impress. Though he got off to a slow start, he eventually settled in and completed 10/15 passing and threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Gentry. He continued to show his athleticism on his feet and ability to handle pressure as the pocket collapsed.
Coach John Fox announced that Trubisky will get the start vs. the Browns in their preseason finale. Connor Shaw will play behind him, while Glennon and Mark Sanchez are not expected to get any action. The plan still seems to be that Glennon is the starter come season time, which is a little over a week away when the Bears take on the Falcons at Soldier Field.