Mitchell Trubisky had perfect deep ball interception rate

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 31: Mitchell Trubisky
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 31: Mitchell Trubisky /

Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was extremely protective of the football. That meant in the short and deep passing game

After one full season of Mitchell Trubisky you are starting to get the understanding of what he brings to the table talent wise. The biggest question with Trubisky will be making multiple reads and throws with anticipation.

However, things we can already see that are impressive feature his accuracy, pocket mobility and arm talent. Trubisky  is also a very conservative quarterback.

We noticed that in a late season breakdown that saw Trubisky taking plenty more sacks, but not nearly putting himself in danger of the turnover when compared to other rookie quarterbacks.

Pro Football Focus was able to back that statement up. They had Trubisky as conservative in the short passing game, but where he becomes extremely conservative is the deep passing game.

Conservative and deep ball do not really mix together. However, it is true in regards to Trubisky. Of any quarterback in the 2017 season, he is the only one not to throw an interception on a deep pass attempt.

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That means 20 yards in the air, never a turnover.

Of course, it is also worth noting that he only had 30 deep pass attempts. That is 11 less than Jacoby Brissett, the next lowest on the list.

Alex Smith is the most conservative quarterback in the NFL. He threw one more interception than Trubisky on 32 more attempts. That is over twice the number of attempts. It can be argued Smith is still more efficient with the football than Trubisky.

Still, this might be the list of names that Trubisky will be associating with now. The list above is a very conservative list and Trubisky fits right in. Add in that a former Alex Smith play caller is now calling the plays for Trubisky and we should understand that while Trubisky may never uncork the crazy pass in between two defenders that gets caught, he also is not going to turn the ball over and cost his team the game.