Chicago Bears: Pros and cons of Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles

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Mitchell Trubisky – Cons

Unfortunately, there are plenty of cons surrounding Trubisky as well.

Most of Trubisky’s issues stem from experience. There isn’t much he can do about that except play and learn more. He makes some decisions you can tell that he is just inexperienced and doesn’t really know what he is doing.

Coming from his experience, he also struggles with consistency. Some games like the Cowboys, he will look like an elite quarterback that nobody can stop. In other games like the Kansas City Chiefs in week 16, he looks like a quarterback that should be out of the league immediately.

Additionally, Trubisky struggles with reading a defense, which you guessed it, stems from experience. He makes multiple questionable reads that leave the viewers scratching their heads and wondering what he was thinking. It takes experience to read a defense well so he doesn’t quite have that yet.

The final issue that stems from experience is Trubisky’s mechanics. His footwork and mechanics become shaky when he is under pressure or feels rushed to make a throw. Again, he struggles with experience.

Finally, Trubisky has issues with staying healthy. He has yet to play a full 16 game season. Last season, he suffered a torn labrum and missed one full game and elected to not have surgery. He had offseason surgery after. He also had a hip pointer injury as well.

All in all, inexperience is a simple cop-out for Trubisky. Most young quarterbacks struggle with these issues, but the good ones get over them. We will see what happens with Trubisky this season and if he can overcome these issues.