Chicago Bears: Why Mitch Trubisky is Poised to Break Out in 2018

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Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The moment Mitch Trubisky was drafted second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft he became the new face of the Chicago Bears franchise. Trubisky’s first season with the team wasn’t what you would call ideal. As the primary backup behind Mike Glennon for the first four games of the season, Trubisky would have to wait until the first week of October against the Viking’s to make his debut.

Under head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, Trubisky was forced to deal with an offensive scheme that didn’t fit his skill set and a skill position group that was lacking in talent. The result of those two factors led to a statistically underwhelming rookie season for Mitch Trubisky.

During his 12 games as the starter, he completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards while throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. When looking at these numbers any person would have the right to be worried about the Bears’ new franchise quarterback, as they don’t exactly scream franchise-caliber player.

Bears General Manager Ryan Pace recognized the deficiencies surrounding Trubisky and over the course of the offseason completed an entire overhaul of the coaching staff and talent surrounding his franchise quarterback. On January 8, Ryan Pace went out and hired one of the sharpest offensive minds in former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. This immediately drew comparisons among the local and national media to the 2017 Los Angeles Rams and their hiring of Sean McVay. If Chicago can replicate the success Jared Goff has had during his second year with McVay then there should be more than enough hope for the Bears signal caller.

Let’s take a deeper look at why Mitchell Trubisky has the potential to make a Jared Goff type leap in his sophomore season.

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