By: Jovanny Santiago
During Mitchell Trubisky’s rookie season, I really thought he showed a lot of improvement over the course of the season. His footwork and mechanics improved so much during the season, and he had trust in his arm and feet to get him out of trouble. Even though his wide receivers weren’t as great as those that other teams may have, he made everything work in his power.
I saw a lot of confidence grow within him week by week. I really thought the coaches would expand the playbook for Mitch but surely I was wrong. John Fox & Dowell loggains didn’t do that for him. However, Mitch being the confident person he is he understood his role and ran what he was given.
Having Jordan Howard & Tarik Cohen in the back field with Trubisky helped him a lot, along with having players like Adam Shaheen, Dion sims, Kendall Wright, Dontrelle Inman, and Josh Bellamy. They weren’t big name receivers but the 2nd overall pick did all he could with them.
Trubisky finished the season with 7 TD’s & 7 ints this year. He did a lot of work on the ground he as well, gaining 248 yards along the way. He had a lot of bad games & a lot of good ones but that’s the life of a rookie quarterback. His best game came vs Cincinnati, where he went 25-32 with 271 yards and a QB rating of 112.4 with 1 TD.
In his second year I expect the Chicago Bears to surround him with good WRs in Free Agency and add youth through the draft. Hopefully, our offensive line is 100% to protect him and keep him from getting hit so much.
Trubisky is going to be a great QB in this league. While his first year may have been a bumpy road, I hope in his second year he shows why we drafted him 2nd overall in the 2017 draft and silences all the people that doubted him in his rookie year.