Chicago Bears: Does Mitch Trubisky deserve a new contract?
By Joseph Herff
Mitch Trubisky took the job back from Foles
Trubisky finally got his first start since Week 3 in Atlanta, but he had a tough opponent in the Green Bay Packers. The Packers aren’t a great defense, but facing the NFC North-leading Packers on a losing streak is not easy.
Trubisky looked okay throughout the whole game, but the offense as a whole looked much better than it ever did with Foles under center. Unfortunately, the Bears’ defense didn’t come to play that day and the Chicago Bears got down big early and had to abandon the main thing that was working (David Montgomery) who averaged over nine yards per carry in the game.
After the Packers game, Trubisky played an outstanding game against the Detroit Lions in which he only made one mistake: a dire fumble inside his own 20-yard line with short time to go. In his defense, they shouldn’t have been passing the ball and should’ve been trying to run the clock out. He still finished the game with 76.5% completion for 267 yards and a touchdown with a 108.3 passer rating as the Chicago Bears put up 30 points in a loss.
Now in the third week Trubisky starts, he has to face his former 2017 first-round pick quarterback taken 10 picks after him: Deshaun Watson. He rose up to the challenge lighting up the Houston Texans looking nearly perfect. He completed 72.7% of his passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns all of which came in the first half. The Bears per usual got passive as they were blowing out the Texans as they put up over 30 points for the second straight week.