10 days until Chicago Bears 2017 season kicks off: Mitchell Trubisky profile

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mitchell Trubisky /

The Bear Goggles On Countdown to Kickoff series is now underway. With 10 days to go until the Bears season kicks off, we will highlight quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

2016 Review

2016 was a whirlwind of a year. Trubisky went from a first-year starter at North Carolina to be the second pick in the NFL draft in 2017. Trubisky finished his junior season 304-447, a 68-percent passer. He threw 30 touchdowns to just six interceptions as well. North Carolina went 8-4, and he was not a nominee for the Heisman or any prestigious award. However, you could tell that Trubisky had some good tape and that he may be worth a look in the NFL.

2017 Outlook

The majority of Trubisky’s season could be over. After three strong preseason performances he should get some time in week four, but no more than a half. From there he heads to the bench to sit behind Mike Glennon for potentially a full season. Glennon could force Trubisky into a starting spot, but as of now, the plan is for one full season on the bench.

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Future with the Bears

Trubisky will have to start in year two. Based on what has happened in the preseason, he should probably be starting before that. However, at the latest, 2018 is when we see Trubisky and what he can do. It will be on him, but the potential is here for Trubisky to be on the Bears roster ten years from now.