What to Expect from Mitch Trubisky’s Chicago Bears debut

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 28: Mitchell Trubisky
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 28: Mitchell Trubisky /

The Chicago Bears have finally made the decision to turn to rookie Mitch Trubisky at quarterback.

When the Chicago Bears decided to trade up to draft Mitch Trubisky many were shocked by the pick. Chicago was heavily linked to several defensive prospects and many felt that they were prepared to roll with Mike Glennon as their starting quarterback.

The fact that Chicago drafted Trubisky was only part of the shock as there were plenty of evaluators who had other quarterbacks rated higher.

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This pick wasn’t very popular among Chicago Bears fans as they loudly spoke their displeasure. However, things started to take a turn during the preseason. Trubisky put together some solid performances which shifted everyone’s opinion.

The main thing we saw was that Trubisky had the poise and confidence to succeed in the league. It was a situation where the moment didn’t seem too big for Trubisky. Those preseason games also started the clamoring for Trubisky to replace Glennon as the starter.

Obviously, Glennon remained the starter for the first 4 weeks of the season. The results were pretty ugly. Glennon was never going to be a big-play quarterback, but everyone expected he would limit turnovers and manage the game.

Chicago’s offense looked out of sync with Glennon under center. There were a lot of turnovers, poor reads and an overall lack of execution. It’s not a stretch to say an inexperienced rookie like Trubisky would fair much better.

The Bears likely saw a situation where Glennon wasn’t giving them a chance to win. It was the perfect time to turn things over to Trubisky who would have 11 days to prepare for his 1st start.

Look for the Bears to keep the game plan simple while utilizing Trubisky’s athleticism. There should be a lot of moving pockets and plays were he is asked to only read one side of the field. The running game will also remain a major factor in the game plan.

Overall, Trubisky is going to have his share of ups and downs. He will turn the ball over and make mental errors. However, the poise and confidence he showed in the preseason speaks to a guy who will learn from his mistakes.

This week the Mitch Trubisky era begins in Chicago and with it comes some hope for the future. At the very least, the Bears fans don’t have to watch Mike Glennon stand like a statue in the pocket anymore.