Mitch Trubisky has Breakout Performance for the Chicago Bears

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 10: Mitchell Trubisky
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 10: Mitchell Trubisky /

Mitch Trubisky had the best performance of his young career this past weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Chicago Bears expected this season to look very different than it turned out. Ideally, they were hoping to make a playoff push with the veteran Mike Glennon under center. That plan came crashing down early in the year which forced Mitch Trubisky into the lineup.

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Glennon only started 4 games where he struggled to move the offense and had turnover issues. The start of Trubisky’s career as a starter came much earlier than expected. Many felt he needed to spend time on the bench learning the ins and outs of the position.

Instead, he was thrown into the mix and asked to learn on the fly. This has resulted in some ups and downs, but this weekend’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals was a major up.

Trubisky completed 78% of his passes for 271 yards and one touchdown. In the past two games, he has only thrown 10 incomplete passes. Chicago’s offense isn’t an overly explosive unit, but you can see Trubisky’s development.

He is taking more shots down the field and looks more comfortable in the pocket. His play the past two weeks should give the Bears hope that they have found their franchise quarterback.

The experience he is getting this year will help him hit the ground running in year two. If the Bears are able to add some legitimate weapons at wide receiver we could see Trubisky take a major step in his Sophomore season.

Of course, there are some other factors that will play a role in his development. The biggest one is the upcoming coaching changes. Chicago is expected to cut ties with John Fox and his entire coaching staff.

This will bring a new voice into the locker room and new offensive system. Chicago needs to keep Trubisky’s development in mind when they make their hire.