Hey, did you guys know that not only did the Chicago Bears trade up in the NFL Draft to pick Mitch Trubisky, but that they selected him over Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes? Have you seen this? Have you heard about this?
Of course, you have! It’s all anyone has talked about this season as Watson and Mahomes continue to develop into superstars while Trubisky continues to devolve into a career backup.
And yet, despite the very clear regression that obvious draft bust Mitch Trubisky is going through, the Chicago Bears organization reportedly still has ‘serious confidence’ in the former University of North Carolina product, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
“There’s been so much scrutiny about Mitch Trubisky and his play — and yes, Bears people do believe that his decision making late last week was affected by his injury in part — that is why he ended up on the sideline. Of course, he does need to play better, but there is, I’m told, “serious confidence” from this organization in Trubisky, and one of the reasons they have that is because they believe it’s not just him on offense — the entire offense needs to play better,” Rapoport said on NFL Network.
Now in his third professional NFL season, it’s become very apparent that Trubisky will likely never develop into the franchise quarterback that the Bears hoped he would, as he’s already been surpassed by the likes of second-year New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold in terms of on-the-field play.
However, without an obvious alternative on the roster and no first-round draft pick in this spring’s NFL Draft, the Bears are doing their best to keep Trubisky’s self-confidence upright as they prepare for the possibility of him remaining the starter in 2020. And if that’s the case, well, yikes, because anyone with two eyes and remote knowledge of football can tell that Trubisky will never be the Super Bowl-winning answer for the Chicago Bears.
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