Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky isn’t bad, the others are just really really good.
The Chicago Bears missed on Mitch Trubisky in the 2017 NFL draft. I feel like I have been saying that a lot lately, but he isn’t bad. I can’t stress that enough. You can call me a homer or whatever you want. As of right now, Mitch Trubisky isn’t bad. He just isn’t Patrick Mahomes nor Deshaun Watson. Hub Arkush, a Chicago Bears media member, made one of the best points this offseason that is going unnoticed. Let us get into why people must keep an open mind about Mitch Trubisky.
Arkush compared Mitch Trubisky’s first three years to the first three years of playing to Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, and Eli Manning. Chicago Bear fans would love all of these quarterbacks minus likely instead of Mitch Trubisky. Well, all of them probably expect for Eli Manning.
Only one of those quarterbacks had a better completion percentage than Trubisky, and that was Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers had a 64.6 completion percentage, while Trubisky has a 63.4 completion percentage.
I remember times when Packer fans were screaming for Brett Favre to come back because Aaron Rodgers wasn’t showing the elite trait Favre had. Out of the eight quarterbacks, Trubisky is fifth in passer rating with an 85.80 rating.
For the negatives that were brought up, Trubisky has passed for the third least amount of yards and has the least amount of passing touchdowns over that same period. However, Trubisky is one of two dual-threat quarterbacks on that list. If we directly compare him Aaron Rodgers (a future first-ballot hall of fame quarterback), Trubisky would look even worse.