The Case for Mitch Trubisky

There are a few ways a player becomes a bust. He can be selected with a high draft pick and not play well, the team can trade the farm for the player and have it not work out, or he could have injuries that prevent him from reaching his fullest potential. Mitch Trubisky has 2 strikes against him, and we sincerely wish the third strike doesn’t befall the young quarterback. Mitch Trubisky does have the good fortune of playing behind an offensive line that gave up the 7th fewest sacks last season. The Bears signed Mike Glennon to a 3-year $45 million deal before the draft, so Mitch Trubisky will likely learn from the sidelines his rookie season. The team also lost last season’s leading receiver, Alshon Jeffery to free agency, so neither quarterback will have a confident number one receiver, but they do have 6 veteran wideouts fighting for their careers, which can be just as good if played correctly.

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These reasons point to a rough start for the drafts #2 overall pick, but that’s not even the biggest factor in Trubisky becoming a bust. The Bears traded the 49ers their #3 overall pick, a third rounder (#67 pick), a fourth rounder (#111 pick), and a 2018 third rounder to move up one spot. The real kicker is that the 49ers weren’t even considering taking Trubisky with the pick. Trading away these picks cost the team 2 third round picks that would likely turn into starters and the fourth-round pick that would at least be a role player on the team. They lost 3 players to pick a quarterback that would have fallen to them anyways. This will be the greatest pressure on the young quarterback. The organization essentially placed their next 5 years in Trubisky’s hands.

The good news is that when everything is against you there is only room for improvement. The Bears front office will play the most important role in Mitch Trubisky’s future. The organization must surround Trubisky with talented young players that he can grow and develop alongside. Kendall Wright and Cameron Meredith will have to play like their careers depend on it. A pocket passing quarterback needs to have a consistent deep threat receiver, and the Bears will have to make a splash in free agency, or use another high draft pick to sign a top college prospect.

The only time we will see Mitch Trubisky this season is if he plays incredibly well during the preseason and earns a starting spot, or Mike Glennon goes down with and injury. If he earns the starting role then the trade will have been worth it, and if Glennon goes down then Trubisky is getting valuable experience that will help him when the team makes improvements next offseason. If Trubisky doesn’t prove himself in his second season then we can have the bust discussion, but until then we shouldn’t have high expectations for a rookie success story.

August 1, 2017 by : Posted in bears No Comments

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