Chicago Bears: 3 Offensive players with potential to breakout in 2020

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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Mitchell Trubisky, QB

Yep, that’s right. Mitchell Trubisky has the potential to have a breakout season in 2020. Many believe the best season Trubisky could have was replicating his 2018 performance when he used his legs to finish the season with the third-best QBR.

Trubisky was solid that year, but if not for his legs, he would have been much lower statistically. With his arm, he threw for 24 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. He also only threw for 3,223 yards in 14 games. With the extra two games, he still would not have broken Erik Kramer‘s single-season record of 3,838. Using his average of 230 yards per game that year, he would have only had a little over 3,600 yards.

What the Chicago Bears fans need is a quarterback who is going to throw for over 4,000 yards. That means that quarterback needs to throw for an average of 250 yards per game. Trubisky has not shown us he can do this, but 2018 was a start and although he regressed in 2019, he has the potential to take the next step forward in 2020.

Remember, he has very little experience but clearly has the talent and drive needed to succeed. He just needs to get out of his own way mentally. The good news for the Bears is that even if Trubisky does not reach his potential, they have brought in a legit backup in Nick Foles.