QB Mitchell Trubisky - Chicago Bears
|6-3, 209||Born: 8-20-1994||College: North Carolina||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs MIN (20 / 36 / 178 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
The Bears couldn't even get out of their own side of the field with Trubisky at the helm in the first half. The running game and penalties often set him up in third and longs against the tough Vikings defense. He also had an intentional grounding in the end zone for a safety late in the second quarter to cap the half of ineffectiveness. In the fourth quarter, they finally broke into Minnesota territory with a Josh Bellamy end around, and then a long catch and run by Bellamy put them in a first and goal at the six, only for Trubisky to throw four straight incompletions. A nice throw to Dontrelle Inman got them back into Minnesota territory, but a penalty forced them to settle for a field goal. One last drive deep into Minnesota territory resulted in a first and goal at the two, but Trubisky couldn't get them in with three straight pass attempts from point blank.
2017 Week 16 vs CLE (14 / 23 / 193 / 0 / 0 pass, 7 / 44 / 1 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky completed 14 of 23 passes for 193 yards in Sunday's 20-3 win over the Cleveland Browns. The performance arguably was his most complete of the season as he completed 61 percent of his passes, rushed for 44 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and did not turnover the ball. Trubisky's improvement over the past few weeks has been noticeable. On multiple occasions against the Browns, while facing pressure, Trubisky made the right decisions to not make poor throws into coverage; instead he ran the ball seven times and also threw it away a few times. His ability to move in the pocket is what made him successful in the win over Cleveland. The offensive even called to quarterback draws inside the red zone, which demonstrates the amount of confidence this coaching staff has in his ability to run with the football.
2017 Week 15 vs DET (31 / 46 / 314 / 1 / 3 pass, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
Trubisky didn't get the Bears into the Lions side of the field until the two-minute warning of the first half. A struggling running game set him up in lots of third and longs and the team's field goal was set up by a turnover, not offensive production. Trubisky threw a pick to open the second half and then threw another pick when the Bears were knocking on the door to open the fourth quarter. He led a long drive in garbage time and leaned on Kendall Wright and Josh Bellamy, capping it with a toss to Benny Cunningham, but threw his third pick to end any chance the Bears had to be a back door cover.
2017 Week 14 vs CIN (25 / 32 / 271 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 5 / 1 rush)
The coaching staff finally took the governor off its rookie starting quarterback. Mitchell Trubisky led the Bears to a somewhat jarring 33-7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Trubisky completed 25-of-32 passes for 271 yards and one touchdown and zero turnovers. It easily was his most complete game of the season. Trubisky corrected many of the issues that had been plaguing him un until Sunday -- poor footwork that leads to poor accuracy and a lack of awareness in the pocket. Neither of these issues popped up in Sunday's win as he completed 78 percent of his passes and made some confidence-laced throws on critical third downs. Potentially the best part of Sunday's box score for Trubisky is the zero turnovers. It'll be difficult for Trubisky to replicate this effort against better, less-injury depleted teams. The Bengals were without a handful of starters in the defensive backfield, which allowed the Bears coaching staff to develop a more aggressive game plan. The key for Trubisky moving forward will be volume of plays. Keep an eye of total offensive plays as the season winds down.
2017 Week 13 vs SF (12 / 15 / 102 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 19 / 0 rush)
Eight games into the Mitchell Trubisky era and we still don't know if the kid is any good. Trubisky, statistically speaking, had his best game of the season in Sunday's 15-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Trubisky completed 12 of 15 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown and zero turnovers. Trubisky's touchdown pass came on a bullet throw to Dontrelle Inman who was crossing the back of the end zone. According to the TV broadcast, Trubisky and Inman had been practicing that route/play all week long, so to see Trubisky execute gives reason for promise. The problems he's been having all season still are the same problems he's been facing all season -- inconsistent footwork and an inability to feel defensive pressure. Maybe this is why John Fox thought it was best to not let San Francisco score late in the game, on a drive that certainly was going to end in game-changing points. Instead, Fox elected to continue playing defense because he "liked the field goal block" play they had ready on the sideline. When you have a rookie quarterback on a bad football team who is in need of every possible NFL experience he can experience in year one, you let the opposing team score and challenge your No. 2 overall pick to lead his team down the field for the win. Clearly the coaching staff has little faith in Trubisky's ability to lead his team on a game-winning drive or else Fox would have made the common-sense decision. Trubisky is not fantasy relevant in any format that isn't dynasty related.
2017 Week 12 vs PHI (17 / 33 / 147 / 0 / 2 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush)
Trubisky was clearly going to be in for a long day, with an interception that was fumbled back to the Bears on the second drive and zero first downs in the first half. Penalties and an ineffective running game were not helping matters, giving Trubisky terrible down and distances to convert against a rabid home crowd and defensive line. He opened the second half with some effective passing on third and long, converting twice, and setting up the team for a field goal. After two more three and outs, the game was decided, and Trubisky had some success against a prevent defense, but one garbage time drive ended with an interception and the other with a failed fourth down attempt. It was as bad as the box score looked for Trubisky in this forgettable game.
2017 Week 11 vs DET (18 / 30 / 179 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 53 / 0 rush)
Trubisky was off on his first throw of the game to Tarik Cohen, but got dialed in after that, converting a third and long and using his whole array of receivers. Trubisky was used more as a runner on read options and looked like a threat to do more than get short gains. He was patient on a red zone throw to Adam Shaheen and also led Shaheen well on the short touchdown pass. He was too low on a pass to Benny Cunningham at the goal line and again later on a pass to Daniel Brown on third down. Trubisky also seemed to react poorly to pressure the few times the Lions were able to generate it without Ziggy Ansah. Trubisky's other bad moment in this one was a bobbled snap that was returned for a score to turn the tide of the game after a hot start for the Bears. Trubisky demonstrated good field vision in the fourth quarter on a touchdown drive to tie the game, and his scrambling ability converted a fourth and long late. He hit Dontrelle Inman to set up a game-tying field goal attempt that was missed and cost Connor Barth his job.
2017 Week 10 vs GB (21 / 35 / 297 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The rookie quarterback still should not be anywhere on your radar for fantasy purposes, but he's moving in the right direction. Mitchell Trubisky played his best game as a pro in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He completed 21 of 35 passes for 297 yards and one touchdown. Arguably the best play Trubisky made all day was a near touchdown that was overturned into a touchback. A very strange play it was. Coach John Fox thought Benny Cunningham got into the end zone, but Fox failed to notice that Cunningham lost control of the ball before he and the ball hit the pylon. The play came on a play-action boot to the left, where Cunningham left the backfield to get in position for a screen pass up the right side. Trubisky did a great job of pulling the defense to the left, leaving Cunningham open for a catch and run. Moving on ... Six first half penalty flags did not help his cause, neither did the five times he was sacked. Trubisky only will be able to do so much as quarterback of *this* team. The biggest area of improvement for Trubisky needs to be in instances when the defense drops seven guys into coverage. Four of the five sacks that occurred against Green Bay came when the Packers sent four or fewer rushers. Let that settle in for a second. One thing to watch as we move forward, the on-field relationship of Trubisky and newly acquired wide receiver Dontrelle Inman. The pair hooked up six times for 88 yards in Sunday's loss. Inman gives Trubisky a tool he didn't have a few weeks ago.
2017 Week 8 vs NO (14 / 32 / 164 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 53 / 0 rush)
Considering Mitchell Trubisky very much is a work in progress. Coming off a victorious effort in which he only attempted seven passes, Trubisky failed to spark the offense in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Trubisky completed 18-of-32 passes for 164 yards and an interception. The Saints more than doubled the Bears in terms of yards gained per pass attempt, 9.5 to 4.4. Trubisky made a few great throws, one over the middle to an in-stride Kendall Wright and another to Zach Miller in the end zone, which clearly should have been a touchdown but was overturned after review for reasons unknown to anyone. The bad, however, still outweighs the good. Until the rookie quarterback more efficiently can move the offense down the field, the skill position guys around him will continue to struggle in the production department.
2017 Week 7 vs CAR (4 / 7 / 107 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / 3 / 0 rush)
The Chicago Bears defense gave Mitchell Trubisky an early lead Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Two defensive touchdowns by Eddie Jackson completely changed the game plan for Trubisky and the offense. Trubisky only attempted seven passes in the 17-3 win over the Panthers. He completed 4 of 7 for 107 yards. The offense as a whole only gained five first downs, two of which came on the final drive of the game. Few chances were taken. The one play Trubisky made that stands out is a 70-yard completion to Tarik Cohen. The rookie running back lined up out wide and beat his coverage over the top where Trubisky nicely threaded the needle. It easily was the best downfield completion the Bears have gained this season. Chicago travels to New Orleans next Sunday to face the high-powered Saints offense. As good as this Bears defense has looked over the past few weeks, the Saints offense is as good if not much better. All that means is Trubisky likely will be called upon to do more than throw the ball seven times. Maybe we'll finally see the Bears unleash the kid who they believe to be the quarterback for the next 10 years.
2017 Week 6 vs BAL (8 / 16 / 113 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 32 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky only needed two attempts to secure his first NFL win. Trubisky led the Bears to a 27-24 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. The rookie quarterback completed 8-of-16 passes for 113 yards with one touchdown and one fumble lost. The Bears played nearly 68 minutes of football Sunday. Aside from one really good pass -- one that happened to result in a beautiful touchdown to Dion Sims -- Trubisky really wasn't asked to do a whole lot. His touchdown pass, though, pretty impressive. Rolling to his right, Trubisky perfectly threaded the ball over a defender and into the hands of a falling Sims. The touchdown came at the perfect time as the down and distance was 3rd and 7 and the touchdown made it a two-score game late-ish in the third quarter. Ahead much of the game, the Bears clearly wanted to run the ball down the Ravens' throat as Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen combined for 50 carries and 199 yards. Howard is a workhorse. As long as he's healthy, the coaching staff is going to play ground-and-pound football until Trubisky finds himself more comfortable under center. Continued success from the running game really will be the best thing for Trubisky's development as the season progresses. For now, don't expect much from the rookie in the statistics department.
2017 Week 5 vs MIN (12 / 25 / 128 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 22 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky did little to impress in his first start as a member of the Chicago Bears. The rookie quarterback completed 12-of-25 passes for 128 yards with one touchdown, one interception and one fumble lost. The game plan clearly was designed to move Trubisky outside the pocket, which is a great strategy for a rookie quarterback who moves well and throws well on the run. It simply did not work out as planned. It was clear, at least Monday night, that this rookie quarterback will not be able to carry the Bears grouping of below-average receivers. Now, it wasn't all bad for Trubisky. He did make some very nice throws. He also did a great job of recognizing pressure in the pocket as he only was sacked one time by the tough Minnesota defense. The biggest key to success for Trubisky will be limiting turnovers. He's already at such a disadvantage with his personnel grouping that he cannot afford to make drive-halting mistakes. This happened twice Monday night against the Vikings, in a game that the Bears could -- and possibly should -- have won.
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