There were a lot of people doubting Mitch Trubisky after three weeks of play. It is safe to say that they will have to be quiet through the bye week
When Aaron Rodgers came out of the tunnel back from injury in Week One, you could almost feel the weight of the world begin to sit on Mitch Trubisky’s shoulders. Aaron Rodgers unconscious, he was going to lead his team back, and there was almost nothing that Mitch Trubisky could do about it.
When the camera flashed to him, you could see that the moment of dueling play for play with Rodgers was too much for him. Then came the still image.
From there, the team has been trying to instill confidence in him. They have continued to open up the playbook and forced Trubisky to make decisions. Against the 0-1 Seattle Seahawks, and the 0-2 Arizona Cardinals, Trubisky saw their desperation and saw some poor choices. Still, the Bears won.
Now, against a weakened Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and against a two-win team who was not playing for their lives, Trubisky was able to open things up and was able to gain confidence in himself.
It was the perfect bounce-back moment from the start. Trubisky completed his first pass to Tarik Cohen to gain confidence. Then, he made two plays with his legs to get the defenses respect. From there, a 39-yard bomb that he dropped on a wide-open Trey Burton for a touchdown.
It was on from there.
Trubisky went on to throw five more touchdowns, six in total to go with zero interceptions and a sack. It was the perfect opponent in the ideal situation.
One thing we all have to take away from this is that Trubisky is a work in progress. Not every game is going to be Trubisky vs. Tampa Bay. However, not every game is going to be Trubisky vs. Arizona. He is going to learn, grow and make mistakes.
However, while identifying his mistakes is fair, making rash generalizations and ending his career before the end of his second season. Enjoy the ride. Criticize the weakness and praise the strengths. But understand it is all apart of the journey, and we can look back in February and make our longer-term predictions on his play. Lets at least give him that.