QB Mitchell Trubisky - Chicago Bears
|6-3, 209||Born: 8-20-1994||College: North Carolina||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Trubisky had one red zone pass that he would surely like back, but otherwise carried over his momentum from the Week 4 romp over the Bucs before his bye. He should be in a high-scoring game script against the Patriots this week and is definitely worth a streamer start.
Week 7: vs New England Patriots
FBG says: Good matchup. Mitchell Trubisky continues to evolve into a quarterback who is playing perfectly into the system that Matt Nagy is running. Using Trubisky's mobility along with his accuracy on short to intermediate throws, the Bears have designed an offense which is to get their speed of Tarik Cohen and Taylor Gabriel into space which will force Allen Robinson into a one-on-one matchup. Trubisky has completed 70% or more of his passes in each of his last two games and now is above 70% on the season. The deep ball accuracy continues to be a concern for him, and he has turned the ball over in critical times, but Trubisky and this passing offense are one of the strongest we have ever seen from the Chicago Bears and they are so different than anyone outside of Kansas City due to the speed that they can put in so many different formations. The Patriots secondary has been inconsistent for a large portion of this season as they have allowed back-to-back 350 yard performances to Kansas City and Indianapolis which they have now allowed three 350 yard or more performances as the other one was to Blake Bortles and the Jaguars. However, in their other three performances, the Patriots have looked great as they held DeShaun Watson to just 176 yards, shut down the Dolphins holding them to a combined 135 passing yards, and held Matthew Stafford to a very respectable 262 yards passing. The issue for the Patriots for most of the season has not been the corner play as Jason McCourty and Stephon Gilmore are both having good seasons, but instead it is the safety play in Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty have not been playing up to the level that we are typically used to seeing from the two Patriots veterans. This is a unit that is burnable deep as we saw from Tyreek Hill last week who had 7 receptions for 142 yards and 3 touchdowns.
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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
2018 Week 6 vs MIA (22 / 31 / 316 / 3 / 1 pass, 8 / 47 / 0 rush)
For most of the season, the story for Trubisky has been that he has excelled at the scripted plays early in the game but struggled as the game progressed. This week was the exact opposite, as the offense was largely stagnant in the first half as they did not score a point, but Trubisky came out and made tremendous adjustments in the second half as he threw for 230 yards in the second half as the offensive line played tremendously giving Trubisky significant amount of time to throw and the speed of the receivers in Cohen and Taylor Gabriel. Trubisky threw two beautiful deep balls which has been something that he has struggled with this season
2018 Week 4 vs TB (19 / 26 / 354 / 6 / 0 pass, 3 / 53 / 0 rush)
After hearing about nothing but Ryan Fitzpatrick and the uncertain quarterback situation in Tampa, all Trubisky did was go out and set a career high in touchdown passes. He lit up a Tampa defense that had done a good job hiding its holes to this point. His first touchdown was a 39-yard bomb to Trey Burton deep down the right sideline. The ball was thrown in a perfect spot for a sliding Burton and it gave no chance for any deep coverage to come over and make a play. Trubisky benefitted from Burton's coverage falling down but at least he saw the wide open tight end this time. The second touchdown was another well-placed ball to Allen Robinson. After a hard cut in, Robinson ran towards the back corner of the end zone and caught a well thrown fade for 14 yards. The third touchdown was about as easy as they come to Tarik Cohen. A simple wheel route up the seam was left wide open after the slot receiver cleared the linebacker out on a crossing route. Cohen was never touched on the 9-yard score. The 4th touchdown was a well-placed ball to Josh Bellamy down the left sideline. Bellamy found the soft spot in the zone and Trubisky put the ball right on him for another easy touchdown. The 5th and 6th touchdowns came to Taylor Gabriel. The first was a shovel pass to Gabriel in motion and he took it off the corner for the score. The Bears had lined up in a power bunch set and Tampa was caught off guard when the ball went to the outside. The final touchdown was an absolute dart throw to Gabriel on a quick out for the final touchdown. Trubisky also carried the ball and tied for the team lead in rushing yards this week. He had a 26-yard designed run off the edge that helped setup his 5th touchdown pass to Gabriel. With all of the weapons the Bears went out to get for Trubisky he should be able to have games like this. With a Bye week they should be able to put together a solid game plan for the Dolphins in week 6.
2018 Week 3 vs ARI (24 / 35 / 220 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
This was not a pretty game for Trubisky, but that has been the theme thus far this season. He is doing just enough to keep his team in the game and their elite defense has pushed them over the top. Trubisky did not throw a touchdown this week but did throw an interception around mid-field with about a minute left in the first half. He started down Benny Cunningham and it was an easy read for Tre Boston to step in front of the pass. Trubisky did find Allen Robinson on a 39-yard pass deep down the right sideline. This helped setup an eventual 1-yard touchdown plunge by Jordan Howard. Trubisky had one other nice pass to Try Burton. The 25-yard pass to Burton helped setup the first field goal of the day for the Bears. Trubisky put Chicago behind the 8 ball this week and almost made the deficit too big to mount the comeback. He should be thankful that his defense created 4 turnovers and gave them the chance to win the game.
2018 Week 2 vs SEA (25 / 34 / 200 / 2 / 2 pass, 5 / 24 / 0 rush)
Trubisky started slowly in this game as he had two interceptions in the first half one of which was tipped at the line of scrimmage and the other was a one on one deep ball to Allen Robinson that Trubisky left woefully short for an easy interception. Trubisky should have had a third in the first half in the Red Zone as he escaped what should have been an easy sack and then threw it up to the end zone where there were three Seahawks players closest to the ball. If not for some miscommunication on the Seahawks part it easily could have been a third interception. After some early game struggles, the Bears utilized Trubisky on the run more often which he seems to be more comfortable with as he hit Anthony Miller on a rollout touchdown highlighting his ability to throw accurately on the move.
2018 Week 1 vs GB (23 / 35 / 171 / 0 / 0 pass, 7 / 32 / 1 rush)
Trubisky averaged just 4.9 yards per completion in this game often checking the ball down or taking the safe completion trying to get his guys into space. Trubisky completed 9 of his 23 completions behind the line of scrimmage and 18 of his 23 completions behind the line of scrimmage or within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. When he did throw deep, he threw two beautiful balls to Taylor Gabriel on the first drive on a deep out, and Allen Robinson in contested coverage on a ball that was placed perfectly. Outside of those two throws, however, he overthrew the ball on the deep routes missing some open receivers. Trubisky did show nice mobility including a six-yard scramble for a touchdown on a play that was breaking down in the first drive.
Latest NewsBears | Mitchell Trubisky tosses three TDs (Sun Oct 14, 06:18 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 22-of-31 passes for 316 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 6 game against the Miami Dolphins and he ran for 47 yards on eight attempts. Our View: Trubisky had a terrible red zone interception, but otherwise played well against a shorthanded Dolphins defense. He'll be streamable against the Patriots.
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