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

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Chicago Bears Mitchell Trubisky and Matt Nagy
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Better Offensive Play Calling

Although the previous four points are vital to the potential success of Trubisky in 2020, none is more important than the play calling of Nagy. Throughout his two years under Nagy, Trubisky has proved from time to time that he can be productive on the field. No, he’s not the most accurate passer. And, no, he’s not the best decision-maker. What Trubisky is good at is being an athlete. The 25-year-old quarterback has made some of his best plays using his feet.

In 2018, Trubisky’s elusiveness and scrabbling ability was put on display way more than it was in 2019. Trubisky rushed for 421 yards in 2018, but only for 193 yards last season. Granted, the four-year veteran did injure his non-throwing shoulder twice in the last two years. Maybe this played a key factor in Nagy wanting to keep Trubisky in the pocket more than before.

However, the fact remains that Trubisky isn’t a pocket passer like Brady, Drew Brees, or Aaron Rodgers. He does his damage when outside of the pocket, and Nagy should strongly take this into consideration when calling plays in 2020.

In addition to keying in on Trubisky’s strengths, Nagy needs to call a more balanced offensive attack and have the running game help open up things in the passing game. When that happens, it should be easier for Trubisky to pick apart defenses that will remain honest because of the balanced offensive attack.

With all five of these points addressed this offseason, Trubisky and the Bears’ offense could make a vast improvement from 2019.