After a week of training camp, how does Mitch Trubisky look?
It’s no secret that all eyes have been and will be on rookie QB Mitch Trubisky at Chicago Bears’ training camp. That’s not a surprise, that’s simply how it’s going to be when a team spends the second overall pick on their QB of the future and traded up to get him.
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Trubisky has said all the right things and has been affable with the fans and media. The early returns were good at OTAs and minicamp but with such a limited practice sample, it was hard to read too much into it.
After a week of training camp, the reviews continue to be positive for Trubisky. Trubisky had some bumps early, fumbling several snaps (He has played almost exclusively in the shotgun his entire career), but when it comes to throwing the football, Trubisky has looked better than any of the four quarterbacks in camp.
First, it’s only practice. Trubisky’s arm doesn’t mean the Bears have Aaron Rodgers but it is certainly a good sign. The biggest issue Trubisky is going to face is actual game action. The bottom line, Trubisky has all the tools, but not a lot of experience. He will have to learn a lot during game action and there will be some growing pains.
Practice scrimmages will help him in some capacity, but he won’t really learn until the preseason games start, and even then, it won’t be the same as regular season action. Bears’ fans should be excited but reasonable. Trubisky wasn’t drafted to be an instant success. He was drafted to be the quarterback of the future, and right now he’s showing that he may very well be just that.