QB Mitchell Trubisky - Chicago Bears
|6-3, 209||Born: 8-20-1994||College: North Carolina||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
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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
2019 Week 17 vs MIN (26 / 37 / 207 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky was a limiting element in the Chicago Bears offense against the Vikings on Sunday. Trubisky rarely stretched the field vertically and too frequently threw balls beneath the sticks on third down, including on the first drive of the game which was 12 plays and 69 yards and was halted when Trubisky threw a ball on third down well short of the line to gain with little opportunity for a first down. Trubisky then took a sack on third and goal on the next drive. The Bears established the run well in the second half but turned again to Trubisky who subsequently fumbled on consecutive plays, with the second fumble recovered by the Vikings and setting up a score. Trubisky struggled throughout the season and will need to take a step forward in the offseason or risk losing his job next season.
2019 Week 16 vs KC (18 / 34 / 157 / 0 / 0 pass, 6 / 20 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky struggled at home in a loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night. Trubisky ran frequently early in the game, including four attempts on the first drive of the game, but failed to get into a rhythm throwing the ball. Trubisky's struggles were not all his own fault, as he was sacked three times and had a handful of balls dropped. Yet, Trubisky too frequently threw the ball beneath the yard to gain on third down and struggled with accuracy. Trubisky will face the Vikings on the road in week 17.
2019 Week 15 vs GB (29 / 53 / 334 / 1 / 2 pass, 4 / 29 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky struggled against the Packers in a loss on Sunday. Trubisky took a couple of bad sacks and missed numerous throws with bad footwork which held back the Chicago offense. Trubisky threw two interceptions. The first one was a Hail Mary at the end of the first half and the second was a short throw that was intercepted by a defensive lineman at the line of scrimmage. Trubisky threw a touchdown pass to Anthony Miller near the goal line on a slant route to buoy his final stat line. Trubisky did run four times and was decisive when he chose to run and nearly completed a prayer pass to Riley Ridley in the back of the end zone at the end of the game that could have made his day better. Trubisky should get a high-volume passing game next week against the Chiefs.
2019 Week 14 vs DAL (23 / 31 / 244 / 3 / 1 pass, 10 / 63 / 1 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky had one of the best days of his career on Thursday night against the Cowboys. Trubisky played well and benefitted from a poor defensive performance by the Cowboys. Trubisky was successful last season running the football but he has rarely run this season and when he has, he looked tentative. That all changed against the Cowboys. Trubisky ran with confidence including three scrambles for third down conversions in addition to a zone read keeper for a touchdown where he ran aggressively through contact. Trubisky also threw three touchdowns, including two to Allen Robinson and a third to Anthony Miller on a screen pass. Trubisky did throw a bad interception on the first offensive drive of the game, but bounced back with a strong performance, which is notable as Trubisky has lacked confidence this season. He will get a good matchup against the Packers in week 15.
2019 Week 13 vs DET (29 / 38 / 338 / 3 / 1 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky had one of his better performances of the season against a Detroit defense that has struggled to stop anyone this season. Trubisky was perfect on the first drive of the game, including a touchdown to Allen Robinson on a slant in the red zone. He later hit Jesper Horsted with a touch pass over coverage in the end zone for a score and threw a go-ahead touchdown on a crossing route to David Montgomery late in the fourth quarter. Although the matchup was good, Trubisky did play well, generally making better decisions and throws than he has in recent weeks. Trubisky showed a good rapport with Anthony Miller on two deep throws along the perimeter. Trubisky's two big mistakes were a throw behind Allen Robinson on a crossing route that was intercepted and a third down scramble where he showed no willingness to risk contact and instead ran laterally giving up the chance for a first down. Trubisky will face a Cowboys defense that was beaten up by the Bills on Thanksgiving.
2019 Week 12 vs NYG (25 / 41 / 278 / 1 / 2 pass, 7 / 18 / 1 rush)
Mitchell Trubisky started for the Bears after being pulled last week with a hip injury. Trubisky has struggled all season in the passing game, and Sunday was no different. His accuracy is an issue and even when his balls are caught, they are frequently off-target and hurt the ability of his receivers after the catch. His touchdown to Allen Robinson was a good example, as Robinson was wide open on a post, but Trubisky threw the ball low and behind him, forcing Robinson to adjust to the ball and break a tackle to get into the end zone on what should have been an easy score. Trubisky also ran for a touchdown in the red zone. Trubisky also missed two other throws in the red zone and was intercepted in the end zone, one of his two interceptions on the day. He was more involved in the running game with seven carries, but he is a limiting feature in the offense but performed just well enough to avoid getting benched. Trubisky will get a good matchup against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
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.
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