Chicago Bears are Putting All Hope on Mitchell Trubisky
Despite all the great decisions made by general manager Ryan Pace, the Chicago Bears are in an all-or-nothing state going into the 2018 NFL season. The main issue affecting the outcome for the Bears next season is how much quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has improved during this offseason.
Trubisky only played in 5 games during the 2017-2018 NFL season. Throughout these games, his play style was very inconsistent. He had a completion percentage of 59.4% with 7 interceptions and 5 fumbles. He had a quarterback rating of 28.5 which is measured on a scale of 0-100. However, these terrible statistics do not do justice to his true playing style and the situation he was in. In the 2017 season, the offensive line for the Bears was not the best. The receiver core was second rate and injured for the most part. Trubisky had very little to work with on the field along with the poor coaching of John Fox. Trubisky had many amazing plays during the season that showed that he was up to the role of starting quarterback, but had enough bad statistics to have his ability be questioned.
During this offseason, the Bears have given Trubisky a new head coach in Matt Nagy. Nagy has a system set up for Trubisky to succeed and will improve Trubisky’s game as he did with Alex Smith. The Bears have also given him strong receivers in Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, and Anthony Miller. He has gotten a great tight end in Trey Burton also. Trubisky has a stronger offensive line with James Daniels at center and Kyle Long at guard. Trubisky has been given a team that any truly talented quarterback can succeed with.
There is an underlying factor here that will rest on Trubisky’s shoulders going into this offseason. The Bears have trusted Mitchell Trubisky as their franchise quarterback ever since they moved up one spot to draft him. They have built him the team he needs. If Trubisky fails and cannot deliver the Bears the great play that is expected of him, then there is no backup plan.
The Chicago Bears are putting all their hope on Mitchell Trubisky for the 2018 NFL season. Can he rise to the challenge?
I've edited some of this article, but no mention was made of the OC Biscuit played for last season, which I believe has a lot to do with the end statistics Biscuit put up. That being said, the author is not wrong imo. All hope lies on the young mans shoulders and should he not perform or gawd forbid get hurt, there really is no back up plan. The rest of the QBs in camp are not going to step in and carry anything, depth at the QB position is a bit of a concern.