How the Chicago Bears can create an offensive role for Mitch Trubisky
Creativity made the Chicago Bears offense better in 2018
Part of what made the 2018 Chicago Bears so alluring is that they at least tried to move the needle with creativity. You likely remember that brilliant Nagy call on the goal line against the Giants in 2018, when Chase Daniel faked a handoff to Trey Burton, before handing to Tarik Cohen who subsequently passed for a touchdown to Anthony Miller.
Or the Thanksgiving Game when Anthony Miller and Chase Daniel played role-reversal, Miller finding Daniel for a crucial first down on a pass?
The gall that it takes to call this in the fourth quarter shows that Nagy does have it. And sure, Trubisky caught a single 8-yard pass at the University of North Carolina, and none in the NFL. But he’s got a 4.6 40-yard time to put to use. And more importantly …
Every snap he takes from here on out is a part of his audition to prolong his NFL career. If the Chicago Bears were more proactive instead of reactive, they could have been doing this to raise his trade value before the Nov. 3 trade deadline.
Let’s conclude it here: in today’s NFL, you simply can’t have a pure pocket passer in 2020 (especially with an offensive line of the Bears’ caliber), unless you have a quarterback of All-Pro level accuracy. And the heavyweights of the NFC are showing that even if you do, the “chess move” is to add to that.
Be it a jet sweep, more read-option, or even a few catches, the Bears should do what they can to get No. 10 on the field more often and in a featured role. Maybe it adds an extra field goal or two to the final score.