Depending on who you talk to, the Bears are either heavily interested in Trubisky or they have no interest at all. Fans feel the same way. Some love him while others would rue the day the Bears selected him. There are some good and bad things about Trubisky. Let’s take a quick look.
His biggest drawback is that he hasn’t started too many games. In fact, he has only one year as a starter. So, he lacks a lot of experience. He struggles moving his feet and getting set when throwing the ball. Trubisky’s accuracy and ability to throw on the run are also not well-developed and that will be an issue.
Trubisky did not play in an offense that put him behind center. Instead, he played out of the shotgun but this can be overcome with NFL coaching. Finally, there are some scouts that criticize his size. He is listed at six feet three inches but those that have seen him play have stated he’s nearly a couple of inches smaller. But size hasn’t stopped Drew Brees from being a successful quarterback (and that is the only comparison to Brees that I will make). That can be overcome.
But looking at him closer, you may notice that the positives outweigh the negatives. He has a solid throwing motion which, as you may remember, was something many people criticized Cutler for. Trubisky can also stand “tall” in the pocket and does not cower in the face of a strong pass rush. While he doesn’t have a big arm, he can put some zip on the ball, can get the ball deep and into tight spaces quickly. His throws do have a lot of power behind them.
In looking at his ability in the “cerebral” part of the game, you will notice that this is where he has great strength. He can read the entire field quickly before deciding on where to place the ball. Trubisky doesn’t hesitate and throws the ball with a lot of confidence. He can make quick decisions and, for the most part, they are good decisions. Trubisky seldom puts the ball up for grabs (by the defender). He’s not a turnover machine and his 68 percent completion percentage last season was big.
Trubisky is a decent athlete as well and isn’t afraid to pull the ball down and run with it.
It’s possible that with some NFL tutelage, Trubisky could become a solid NFL starter but he may take some time to develop. Typically, you want someone who starts in their first year when you take a first round pick. Quart backs tend to be a little different. They can start or they can sit.
But is Trubisky worth the third pick in the draft?
He just might be the best quarterback in the draft and its biggest risk. But is this a guy they should take at number three or later (in the first round)? Maybe not, maybe he’s too risky. There is other talent available that Chicago could cash in on and possibly get better results.