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QB Mitchell Trubisky - Chicago Bears

6-3, 209Born: 8-20-1994College: North CarolinaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 20): The comeback fell short, but Trubisky did enough to send the game to overtime with his arm and legs. He is still a baseline fantasy performer because of the poor quality of his receivers, but he is improving and could be viable emergency depth for the playoffs.

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
8 at NO 67 14 32 164 0 1 3 53 0 0 12.5
10 vs GB 60 21 35 297 1 0 0 0 0 0 18.85
11 vs DET 63 18 30 179 1 0 6 53 0 1 17.25
12 at PHI PROJ-Dodds * 18 31 * * * 3 * * * *
12 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 19 31 * * * 2 * * * *
12 at PHI PROJ-Bloom * 17 30 * * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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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Latest News

Bears | Mitchell Trubisky just falls short (Sun Nov 19, 04:48 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 18 of his 30 pass attempts for 179 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 11 game against the Detroit Lions.

Our View: Trubisky made enough plays to put the Bears in position to send the game to overtime, but Connor Barth missed a 46-yard attempt. Trubisky doesn't deserve consideration in typical leagues, but he'll have to throw a lot next week against the Eagles.
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Bears | Mitchell Trubisky throws for 297 yards (Sun Nov 12, 09:53 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Mitchell Trubisky completed 21 of his 35 pass attempts for 297 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers.

Our View: This was a surprising day of production, if for no other reason than the Packers struggle to stop the run and yet the Bears seemed to want to throw the ball a lot. The Bears and Trubisky were most effective late in the game but even then, aside from one 46-yard touchdown pass to Josh Bellamy, Trubisky and the offense stalled in the red zone. We saw some things we liked in terms of his development, but Trubisky is a long ways from reliable.
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