Chicago Bears: Random thoughts on the quarterback compeition

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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The Chicago Bears need the kid to Seattle down.

I no longer care that the Chicago Bears missed the better quarterbacks of the 2017 NFL draft. I just want the team to win. That is what Mitch Trubisky can do. It is a passing league, but you don’t have to be an elite passer to win the NFL.

If Mitch Trubisky can stop worrying about being great himself, which I think he can, he can start looking at himself as a quarterback who just wins. Trubisky knows when he plays poorly and when he plays well. The issue is he was a Mr. Ohio Football Award winner. Those days of accounting for over 100 touchdowns and 10,000 yards are gone.

Suppose Trubisky can play to the level of which he did in 2018, but with a more open viewed picture of each game’s outcome. He won’t try to win by putting the game on his shoulders as much. It can become a natural thing.

Sometimes it’s as simple as a read-option play. You will see a play where Turbisky wants to keep the ball because he feels he can make a better play than the running back. What can look like a misread is actually just a selfish player trying to make a big play for his team.

That reason is why I am no longer done with Trubisky as I once was. Trubisky can be that Alex Smith and Ryan Tannehill type that the team still wins with but not because of their arm. Merely making the correct calls at the line, and accurate reads can be all you need to do.