Should Fans be Worried about Mitch Trubisky’s Camp Struggles?

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Mitch Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Mitch Trubisky /

Mitch Trubisky has been shaky in training camp. Should fans be worried?

Training camp is underway for the Chicago Bears and fans are buzzing with a new offense and all the new assets that are wearing navy and orange for the offense this season. But there has been one underlying issue in the stories and videos coming out of Bourbonnais: Mitch Trubisky hasn’t looked great.

Trubisky has been underthrowing deep balls, has missed on the timing on some of the shorter routes, and has thrown a fair amount of interceptions. Yes, it’s only training camp, but no team wants to see their quarterback underwhelming at any point, even in July.

So that leads us to the question of whether or not fans should be worried about Trubisky’s performance. The short answer to that is no.

First of all, this is a brand new offense that Mitch has had to learn and he has a coach that really knows quarterbacks and is giving Trubisky a lot to digest all at once. When your brain is running a million miles a minute, one is going to be more apt to make mistakes, so that’s no different for Trubisky.

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Second, Mitch’s weapons are all basically brand new. You’ll see some of his better throws have been to guys like Kevin White and Josh Bellamy. He still needs to get in a rhythm with Trey Burton, Taylor Gabriel, Allen Robinson and the rest of the new pieces on the offense.

What this more shows is for fans to understand to have more realistic expectations for Trubisky and the offense this year. It’s a brand new offense, brand new weapons and a developing quarterback. They have all the pieces to become an elite offense but not this year.

This team had one of the worst offenses in the NFL last year, if they make the jump to average, that will be a significant improvement. To think this team can jump into being a top ten offense this year is probably too much to ask for.

The other thing to remember is that Trubisky still doesn’t have a lot of experience. He still is the same QB that’s only been a one-year starter at North Carolina and started 12 games last year. He still needs to develop quite a bit. He will struggle at times this year. He will have some costly turnovers, but he will steadily improve.

Fans seem to think because of Robinson, Anthony Miller, Burton and Nagy that Trubisky is ready to become Drew Brees. That’s not the case. He’s still going to be learning on the job this year.

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That’s not to say the Bears are going to be bad again. They still will be far more competitive and make the jump to a team on the cusp of the playoffs, but fans need to remember that this is a rebuild and that Trubisky is still young.

There’s no reason to be concerned with Trubisky’s early struggles, they should be expected.