Mitchell Trubisky can still lead the Chicago Bears to victory.
The Chicago Bears second-overall draft selection Mitchell Trubisky has had his butt set on fire by the Chicago Bears fan base. This is mostly because of the other two quarterbacks that were taken in the 2017 NFL draft and how general manager Ryan Pace traded up one spot to select the quarterback.
Trubisky, however, isn’t as bad as most think. Trubisky was always a project coming out of the draft and should have likely stayed one more year in college to progress. Trubisky, like any other player, has flaws, but his weaknesses are important ones in this offense. He fails to read defenses quickly, whether that’s pre-snap, post-snap, RPO or scan options.
The second issue with Trubisky is his mechanics. When he goes to plant his left foot at times, it opens up like a barn door, and his passes sail. The odd thing about it is that the ball sails consistently. If you watch his lowlights of missed throws, most of them soar high and left.
Had Trubiksy had proper mechanics, he would have thrown those passes where he wanted to put it. The issue I have is how he is being coached. Matt Nagy was a quarterbacks coach who became an offensive coordinator and then quickly became the head coach of the Chicago Bears.
It may not be Nagy’s job directly to fix everything about Trubisky, but it is his job to have someone in the office to correct it. Nagy catered to Trubisky a lot in his sophomore year by keeping his quarterbacks coach, roommate, and some other things to make sure his quarterback was comfortable.
The quarterback could have been a lot better had player-coach Chase Daniel been an actual coach. If Trubisky can completely fix one of those two major flaws for this offensive system, he would be the Chicago Bears’ future franchise quarterback.