QB Mitchell Trubisky - Chicago Bears
|6-3, 209||Born: 8-20-1994||College: North Carolina||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Trubisky had a "hip injury" and was pulled from the loss to the Rams. We'll see if he plays vs. the Giants.
General News (Thu Nov 21): practiced fully on Thursday. Trubisky had a "good" practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, head coach Matt Nagy said Thursday.
General News (Wed Nov 20): practiced fully on Wednesday.
General News (Mon Nov 18): suffered a right hip pointer when he was sacked at the end of the second quarter in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams, according to head coach Matt Nagy. Trubisky was pulled from the game late in favor of Chase Daniel, but Nagy insisted the move was made due to the injury. "Every decision that was made, it had zero to do with his play. It was completely based off his injury and where he was at," Nagy said.
Week 12: vs New York Giants
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The quarterback situation for the Bears is in flux as starter Mitchell Trubisky suffered a hip injury that prevented him from finishing last week's game. Play from Trubisky this season has been extremely underwhelming, as he has been visually and statistically one of the worst quarterbacks in the league. Chase Daniel was serviceable in two games of action earlier this season, but his relentless focus on short passes will limit the overall upside of this offense should he get the nod on Sunday. Allen Robinson had one of his worst games of the season under tough coverage from Jalen Ramsey last week, but he should have a great chance at bouncing back against what should be a much easier matchup in this one. Still, however, the low volume and inconsistency of this passing offense as a whole will continue to shed doubt on the prospects of Robinson and any other pass-catcher on this team. Look for the likes of Anthony Miller and Tarik Cohen to have larger roles should Daniel get the start, as they will dominate the attention of Daniel on short-to-intermediate routes. The Giants passing offense has played poorly for most of this season as their secondary has been one of the least-efficient groups in the league--giving up the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. This group has also yielded the second-highest passing yards per attempt (8.8) while giving up the league's most passing plays of 40 or more yards (12). In addition, at least one opposing receiver has amassed 80 or more yards in all but two games against this group. Play from once-lauded cornerback Janoris Jenkins has certainly dropped off this year, while he has very limited talent around him as the rest of this cornerback position group has been flat out bad. All Chicago receivers will have significant matchup advantages this week. The pass rush from New York has been decent when the matchup is right, as they have racked up multiple sacks in all games against opponents not from Dallas. The Giants should have an advantage in the trenches, but their weaknesses in the secondary look to outweigh any benefit this pass rush may generate.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Mitchell Trubisky's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs LAR (24 / 43 / 190 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky was pulled from the game against the Rams on Sunday in the fourth quarter with what the broadcast said was a hip injury. Trubisky was bad throughout the game, a consistent trend in his play this season. He was inaccurate in this throws and was skittish in the pocket throughout the game. Trubisky has consistently looked like a quarterback who has lost his confidence and nerve, which continued against the Rams. He did manage a touchdown on a back-shoulder throw to Tarik Cohen but otherwise provided little fantasy value. Despite a plethora of bad throws, Trubisky's interception was not his fault as the ball was tipped into the air for an interception by his receiver. Trubisky has a good matchup next week against the Giants if he is not benched in favor of Chase Daniel.
2019 Week 10 vs DET (16 / 23 / 173 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky had his best fantasy day in recent weeks against a Detroit defense that is good source of fantasy production. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes, two on corner routes to Ben Braunecker and Taylor Gabriel, and a third on a swing pass to Tarik Cohen in the red zone. While Trubisky's stat line looked better, the game was not without struggles. He continued to have a bad internal clock, taking bad sacks while overreacting in the pocket to phantom pressure. He generally accurate, throwing catchable balls, but his throws far too often do not allow his teammates to run after the catch. Trubisky is putting the Bears in purgatory because they are good enough on defense and special teams to play deep into the playoffs, but he holds the offense back to a point they cannot truly contend and plays just well enough with his back against the wall not to be benched. Trubisky will face the Rams who are likely to muster up a strong pass rush Trubisky will struggle against.
2019 Week 9 vs PHI (10 / 21 / 125 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 15 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky struggled again on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Trubisky has consistently looked skittish in the pocket this season and Sunday was no different. He repeatedly bailed on throws in the face of pressure and missed several throws as a result of the bad footwork. His success in the game came on a deep throw to Taylor Gabriel that set the Bears up in scoring position. He also had a rushing attempt in the red zone that came up just short of the end zone. Trubisky has been a season-long cap on the Chicago offense and this performance did nothing to quell calls for his benching. His performance screams of a player with zero confidence and a fear of the pocket. If he is not benched, he will face Detroit next Sunday at home.
2019 Week 8 vs LAC (23 / 35 / 253 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 10 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky started against the Chargers after a dismal performance last week. Trubisky was again a limiting element to the offense as he struggled with decision making and accuracy. The Bears tried to play close to the vest with a run centric and short passing game approach after Trubisky struggled last week but the design did not help. He was particularly weak in the red zone, including a trip where he had a snuffed out shovel pass to Cordarelle Patterson, a near interception, a batted ball, and a broken up pass, which forced the Bears to settle for a field goal despite a penalty during the sequence that placed the Bears on the one yard line for first and goal. Trubisky had another bad sequence three-play sequence in the second half where he threw an interception late to the perimeter, then missed Taylor Gabriel deep on a possible long touchdown, before losing a fumble in the pocket. Trubisky also took a couple of bad sacks, including one that knocked the Bears out of field goal range on third down. Trubisky had some success during the game, including passes across the middle to Tarik Cohen, Trey Burton, and Anthony Miller, but he continues to be too inconsistent to create consistent success for the Bears offense. Trubisky will look to rebound next week against the Eagles.
2019 Week 7 vs NO (34 / 54 / 251 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky struggled mightily against the Saints. The scoreboard did not do the performance justice as the Bears returned a kick for a touchdown and scored two touchdowns late in garbage time. Trubisky was bad throughout the game. He was indecisive on throws and frequently off-target. He looked to consistently feel pressure, even when he had good protection. He had no ability to move the offense until late in the game when the Bears were down four quarters. Trubisky threw multiple balls that should have been intercepted but was lucky to have balls broken up by receivers and defenders to be out of bounds. Trubisky's stat line looked better than he played because he threw two touchdown passes deep in garbage time, one to Allen Robinson and another to Javon Wims. Trubisky is holding back a championship-caliber defense and special team unit. His job could be in danger, but Chase Daniel struggled when he last played in relief of Trubisky. He will look to bounce back against the Chargers next week.
2019 Week 4 vs MIN (2 / 3 / 9 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings based on a strong defensive performance. Chicago lost starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to an injury on his non-throwing shoulder. Chase Daniel replaced Trubisky and kept the offense on schedule and turned to Allen Robinson as a feature element in the passing game. David Montgomery dominated the running back touches but struggled to create yards in the running game.
2019 Week 3 vs WAS (25 / 31 / 231 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky had a better fantasy performance against the Washington Redskins after struggling in the first two weeks. Trubisky benefitted from great field position set up by the Chicago defense and threw two red zone touchdowns Taylor Gabriel on open targets. His best threw of the night was on a scramble where he got outside of the pocket and was able to throw the ball down the field to Taylor Gabriel who made a terrific catch along the sideline for a touchdown. While the fantasy performance was better, the Bears gave Trubisky a highly schemed game plan early in the game that sought to make his throws easier than the first two weeks of the season, but he struggled with accuracy and was unable to consistently move the offense. He was inaccurate on throws throughout the night, particularly when he was under pressure. Trubisky's accuracy problems and his struggles with pressure are a continued trend that needs to be rectified for the Chicago offense to consistently move the ball in games where the offense is not gifted field position. Trubisky faces a stiff test against the Vikings on short rest in week four.
2019 Week 2 vs DEN (16 / 27 / 120 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky struggled for the second consecutive week in a win against the Denver Broncos. The Bears kept Trubisky's throws close to the vest, with Trubisky's downfield targets only coming out of necessity in a comeback attempt. Fortunately for Trubisky, he was able to step up and make a couple throws to win the game on the final drive, including a ball across the middle to an inexplicably wide-open Allen Robinson to set the Bears up for a game-winning field goal. Trubisky otherwise struggled, missing open throws and looking skittish in the pocket. Trubisky's pocket awareness was lacking as he looked indecisive and struggled with accuracy under pressure. The Bears have a championship-caliber defense, but Trubisky needs to play better than 4.4 yards per attempt for the Bears to play at a high level and to support the fantasy prospects of Allen Robinson.
2019 Week 1 vs GB (26 / 45 / 228 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 11 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky struggled against the revamped Green Bay Packers defense in the opening game of the NFL season. He struggled throughout, with nine out of the first ten drives finishing in punts while the other was a field goal. His best success was throwing to Allen Robinson on the perimeter for two tight catches, but otherwise, he was ineffective. Trubisky threw a bad interception intended for Robinson in the end zone that he both stared down and threw off his back foot, allowing the safety to make an easy interception. He also threw multiple passes inaccurately along the sideline, forcing receivers out of bounds on catches. He was not helped, by drops from Robinson and Tarik Cohen, but Trubisky's struggles in his progressions in the pocket and his inaccuracy are his own. Things do not get easier for Trubisky in week two against a good Denver defense, but he will, fortunately, have 10 days to regroup.
Latest NewsBears | Mitchell Trubisky on the field (Thu Nov 21, 04:00 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. Our View: The Bears have an out if they want to start Chase Daniel, which would greatly affect the projections of their passing game. We might be watching this one until game time, but for now, assume Trubisky will start.
link to story Bears | Mitchell Trubisky looking good (Thu Nov 21, 12:55 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (hip) had a 'good' practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, head coach Matt Nagy said Thursday, adding that he expects Trubisky to practice in full again Thursday. Our View: Trubisky can look healthy and the Bears are rolling forward with him. After getting benched last week, Trubisky might be on a short leash for the Bears.
link to story Bears | Mitchell Trubisky expected to start Sunday (Wed Nov 20, 03:21 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 20, and is expected to start against the New York Giants Sunday, Nov. 24. Our View: Trubisky's hip injury is not seen as serious. However, his play has been below average so the Bears might have a short leash for their young quarterback after he was benched in Week 11.
link to story Bears | Mitchell Trubisky dealing with hip injury (Mon Nov 18, 01:21 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (hip) suffered a right hip pointer when he was sacked at the end of the second quarter in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams, according to head coach Matt Nagy. Trubisky was pulled from the game late in favor of Chase Daniel, but Nagy insisted the move was made due to the injury.'Every decision that was made, it had zero to do with his play. It was completely based off his injury and where he was at,' Nagy said. Our View: Trubisky is the starter if he's healthy, but we'll see how long this hip injury lingers with him. Daniel is a seasoned veteran who has already started earlier this year when Trubisky was banged up. Adjust expectations for the Bears offense accordingly.
link to story Bears | Mitchell Trubisky injures hip in loss (Mon Nov 18, 01:15 AM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (hip) completed 24 of his 43 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception during the team's Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Trubisky was removed in favor of QB Chase Daniel late in the fourth quarter, and after the game the team announced Trubisky had suffered a hip injury earlier in the game and could not finish. link to story More News
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