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
General News (Fri Dec 7): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.
General News (Thu Dec 6): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Thu Dec 6): has impressed head coach Matt Nagy this week in practice. "I said (Wednesday, Dec. 5) that I felt strongly (Trubisky would play in Week 14)," Nagy said Thursday, Dec. 6. "The way he threw at practice yesterday did nothing to change my mind."
General News (Wed Dec 5): practiced fully on Wednesday.
General News (Wed Dec 5): said he feels confident he'll be ready to return to action this week, adding that he just needs to prove himself to head coach Matt Nagy.
Week 14: vs Los Angeles Rams
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Bears offense will be looking forward to the probable return of Mitchell Trubisky in this one as while Chase Daniel was not terrible in his two games as a starter, he lacked the playmaking ability that Trubisky has shown this season. Trubisky has shown impressive growth as a quarterback this season with four games of over 300 passing yards and over two times as many touchdowns to interceptions--leaps and bounds ahead of what he displayed in 2017. With the exception of Tarik Cohen who Daniel used as a safety valve, the Bears receivers should see an increase in their ceilings if Trubisky can return since Chase Daniel rarely pushed the ball downfield. Allen Robinson figures to lead the way in targets while the rookie Anthony Miller and speedster Taylor Gabriel also have the potential for making big plays--especially Miller given he is leading this Bears receiving group in touchdowns on the season and had scored in back to back games leading up to Trubisky's injury. Trey Burton, however, has fallen off the map in this offense and will very much need Trubisky to focus heavily on him to revive what has been quite a slide in Burton's productivity. The Rams passing defense has had a rough time for most of this season due to injuries and poor play from their defensive backs along with the pass-heavy approach opposing offenses are often forced to employ. Slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has been the best they have in coverage recently and should make it tough on Anthony Miller this week. Their top cornerback Aqib Talib returned to the field last week though, and even on a restricted snap count he helped to hold Kenny Golladay to just three receptions, and if he can see more snaps this week would be a major improvement to this defense. Look for Talib to lock down on Allen Robinson and limit his upside here. This could be the matchup for Trey Burton to bounce back in though, as the Rams have been one of the friendliest defenses in the league to tight ends--allowing the fourth-most receiving yards per game and tenth-most fantasy points per game (PPR) to the position. They have given up big games to elite tight ends such as Travis Kelce and George Kittle, but also shown vulnerability to lower-tier players in recent weeks such as Ben Watson, Nick Vannett, and Levine Toilolo--all of whom either racked up over 60 receiving yards or a touchdown when facing the Rams. In the trenches, Aaron Donald always has the upper hand in his matchups. But this week looks to be a complete mismatch as Donald should line up against backup right guard Bryan Witzmann, who has played very poorly in relief of Kyle Long.
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
2018 Week 11 vs MIN (20 / 31 / 165 / 1 / 2 pass, 10 / 43 / 0 rush)
Trubisky looked dominant in the first half mostly with his legs as he extended plays beautifully and was able to throw on the run. He creates such a difficult matchup when he extends plays and forces the defense to choose between running or passing and with the speed of the receiver of the Bears it is almost impossible to stop. After succeeding last week with the deep ball, Trubisky struggled once again with his deep accuracy and decision making as he made a very poor decision to throw into blanket coverage as three players were surrounding Taylor Gabriel who is not going to win many jump balls and then badly overthrew a pass in the third quarter. On the day Trubisky was 19 of 25 on throws shorter than 15 yards and 1 of 6 with 2 interceptions on throws 15 yards or longer. Trubisky's one completion was on the run in which he underthrew it intentionally and Anthony Miller made a tremendous diving catch.
2018 Week 10 vs DET (23 / 30 / 355 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 18 / 1 rush)
If you've been reading these on a weekly basis, you know that Trubisky this season has struggled with the deep throws. While he wasn't perfect this week, he was much improved completing 7/13 passes longer than 15 yards and had receivers who were wide open for most of this game. The Bears throws this week deep were over the middle more than they had been in previous weeks using the post routes, slants and in routes. The offensive line was a huge credit to the success Trubisky had as they gave him significant time and clean pockets which made it much easier for the Bears quarterback this week. Trubisky continued to show off his mobility as he added a rushing touchdown in this game on a designed quarterback draw inside the five-yard line.
2018 Week 9 vs BUF (12 / 20 / 135 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
It's difficult to evaluate Trubisky this week as he only threw the ball 20 times in this game. Trubisky struggles with the deep ball continued in this game however as he badly overthrew Trey Burton by at least ten yards that was an easy interception for Tre'Davious White. The one strength of Trubisky's game continues to be in the Red Zone particularly with the run-pass option which he was able to run for perfection on an easy touchdown to Trey Burton. Trubisky limited his mobility in this game as he only ran once as there really was no point as the Bears were up 28-0.
2018 Week 8 vs NYJ (16 / 29 / 220 / 2 / 0 pass, 6 / 51 / 0 rush)
Trubisky had an inconsistent day through the air as the Bears struggled to consistently move the ball against this Jets secondary. Trubiskyís issues with the deep balls continued to show this week as he completed just three of his ten passes more than ten yards downfield. Two of the three deep ball passes that he completed were to Anthony Miller one on a seam route over the middle in which Miller took a big shot due to the ball being underthrown and the other was on a five-yard touchdown pass at the back of the end zone in which Miller made a fantastic play with a defender all over him for the touchdown reception. Trubisky continues to bring most of his value as a mobile quarterback extending plays and bringing the fear of running the ball as he tucked the ball and ran several times in this game which continues to put additional stress on the defense.
2018 Week 7 vs NE (26 / 50 / 333 / 2 / 2 pass, 6 / 81 / 1 rush)
The deep ball struggles for Trubisky came back after playing very well the last two weeks. Trubisky completed 2 of his 13 passes longer than 15 yards and two of those passes were intercepted. Trubisky made up for this however as he threw the ball 50 times this week as the Patriots were essentially daring the Bears to throw by loading the box. Trubisky made up for his inefficiencies as a passer with his legs as he ran for a touchdown in which he ran sideline to sideline for an 8-yard rushing touchdown and also included a 39-yard rushing play in which he scrambled and had great downfield blocking.
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 terrible in primetime (Mon Dec 10, 01:10 AM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 16 of 30 passes for 110 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Dec. 9. He added 23 yards on six carries. link to story Bears | Mitchell Trubisky not on injury report (Fri Dec 7, 02:24 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14. link to story Bears | Mitchell Trubisky practices in full (Thu Dec 6, 06:29 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6. link to story Bears | Mitchell Trubisky has coach's confidence (Thu Dec 6, 01:06 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) has impressed head coach Matt Nagy this week in practice. 'I said (Wednesday, Dec. 5) that I felt strongly (Trubisky would play in Week 14),' Nagy said Thursday, Dec. 6. 'The way he threw at practice yesterday did nothing to change my mind.' Our View: It appears Trubisky is ready to return this week. He'll be a boom/bust QB1 in a potentially high-scoring game against a tricky Rams defense.
link to story Bears | Mitchell Trubisky fully practices (Wed Dec 5, 06:39 PM) - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. Our View: Trubisky swears that he'll be ready to return in Week 14. The Bears face the Rams on Sunday and Trubisky is a QB1 for Fantasy GMs.
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