5 reasons for a Mitchell Trubisky slump

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Mitch Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Mitch Trubisky /
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Over hyped skill players

Speaking of his skill players, they look mighty strong on paper. On paper, the Chicago Bears offense could be absolutely perfect for Mitchell Trubisky to break out in 2018. When do things go they way they should on paper. Let us break down the potential downside of every Bears skill player.

Allen Robinson is coming off of an ACL injury. Taylor Gabriel has three full seasons with two combined touchdowns and his best season without Kyle Shanahan as his offensive coordinator featured 378 yards. Anthony Miller is a rookie, and an older prospect who feasted on younger competition in a lower level conference.

Dion Sims was not strong in 2018. Adam Shaheen is still extremely raw, and Trey Burton was given $18 million guaranteed with 629 career receiving yards in four seasons.

Jordan Howard has had offseason drama and may or may not be in the good favor of the coaches. And, for how much we love Tarik Cohen he is just 5’6”.

On the offensive line Kyle Long is not healthy often and Bobby Massie was a clear issue that was not addressed. The team moved on from Josh Sitton and is relying on a 20 year old rookie to replace him.

It obviously is not going to all hit as bad as it was just displayed. However, it is not going to be rainbows and butterflies in terms of his supporting cast either. All of these players have questions and all of them can fall off at anytime. This will make it tougher for Trubisky and open the idea that he would have similar stats to his rookie year.