After witnessing four weeks of inconsistent and pedestrian play at the quarterback position, Chicago Bears fans will finally get to see what they’ve been wishing for since the preseason. It was announced Monday morning that rookie Mitchell Trubisky will be the starting quarterback for Chicago in Week 5 versus the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Dan Graziano both tweeted the news.
Through the first four games of the season, Mike Glennon has thrown five interceptions, and fumbled the ball five times, losing three of them. In addition, Glennon has not been that aggressive in his passing, refusing to take shots downfield past 20 yards. Hopefully, inserting Trubisky into the starting lineup will change all of that.
Unlike Glennon, Trubisky has a stronger arm, and is much more mobile outside of the pocket. The added dimension to the offense will come in handy, considering the lack of weapons that Chicago have in their receiving corps.
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Following the lopsided loss to the Green Bay Packers, head coach John Fox let it be known that every aspect of the team was needed to be reevaluated, including the quarterback position. And being on the hot seat, Fox really didn’t have much of a choice but to give the second-overall draft pick a shot. With yet another 1-3 start to begin the season, Fox needed to do something to put the Bears back on track quickly.
Making this decision so early in the week was a good move. Not only will Trubisky have all week to prepare, but he’ll have an extra day to do so, considering that Chicago’s next game is on Monday night.
Well, here we go. We now get to see what will manifest after general manager Ryan Pace’s biggest move since joining the organization. The Trubisky era is underway, and the entire country will get to see how it begins to unfold.