The Chicago Bears quarterback is behind his peers but on par with older stars in the league.
The Chicago Bears quarterback has rushed for seven touchdowns over that period that weren’t covered compared to Rodgers 13. At this point, most Chicago Bear fans would say he still sucks, and it should have been Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes. There is no denying that Watson, who has passed for 9716 yards, 71 touchdowns, 29 interceptions, and a 66.8 completion percentage, is superior.
For comparison sake, Patrick Mahomes is at 9412 yards, 76 touchdowns, 18 interceptions, and a 65.9 completion percentage. Mitch Trubisky is at 8554 yards, 48 touchdowns, 29 interceptions, and a 63.4 completion percentage.
Looking at that alone calls for Trubisky to be a bust. But your also talking about a quarterback who was league MVP his first year starting in Mahomes and another who was well on his way to winning rookie of the year accolade.
Watson completes a higher percentage of passes than both quarterbacks, but he also had one of the league’s best wide receivers in Deandre Hopkins. So far, Deshaun Watson has been a true first-round talent. He passes for around 4000 yards and is a bit over a 2:1 touchdown to interception passing ratio.
Ideally, that is where Chicago Bear fans want Mitch Trubisky to be a season in and a season out. Trubisky has been aways off in yardage every year but has been close in the touchdown mark. It is a big if, but if Mitch Trubisky can work on a few things, he should be able to achieve the 24:12 touchdowns to interceptions mark every year.
To be fair, it will take about 550 pass attempts to make 4000 yards at the end of the season. The 30 touchdown mark at a 2:1 touchdown to interception ratio is where a first-round quarterback wants to be. In comparison, Peyton Manning reached that mark three times in his first 10 years in the league.