Chicago Bears: 5 Things to Help Mitchell Trubisky Improve in 2020

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Entering the 2019 season, many fans of the Chicago Bears believed that Mitchell Trubisky was in position to take a huge step forward as the organization’s franchise quarterback. As the starter in 2018, Trubisky threw for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns, which resulted in his first Pro Bowl appearance. Unfortunately, the following year wasn’t the same.

The second-overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft struggled last season. In Year 2 of Matt Nagy’s offensive scheme, Trubisky did not come close to being the quarterback everyone expected him to be. Now with enough experience under his belt, the North Carolina product is under fire to play up to the high level of his fellow QB draft mates Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.

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In addition to being compared to Mahomes and Watson, Trubisky will also have to prove to general manager Ryan Pace and the rest of the Bears’ brass that he is at the very least worthy of the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

In order for that to happen, a number of things will have to take place on the offensive side of the ball. Although the free-agency period hasn’t officially began, Chicago has already started making moves to help Trubisky and the rest of the offense. Tight end Demetrius Harris was added to the roster, and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel was given his walking papers.

As for the offensive coaching staff, the Bears virtually cleaned house and brought in new coaches. Bill Lazor is the new offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo is the quarterbacks coach, Juan Castillo is now the offensive line coach, Clancy Barone is the tight ends coach, and Dave Ragone was promoted to pass game coordinator.

With a number a new faces within the organization (and more to come), Trubisky should be able to be the reliable quarterback the team needs for 2020. However, in order for this to truly take form, some other vital things must take place. If these five things are addressed correctly this offseason, then Trubisky could potentially be in store for a career season.