Will the Chicago Bears Pull the Plug on Mitchell Trubisky Sooner Rather than Later?
The Chicago Bears only scored three points on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers in a 10-3 loss at home to kickoff the 100th NFL Season. Chicago also lost to Green Bay last season in their first game of the season, but there could very well be some bigger concerns with the Bears this season.
People wanted to see how Mitchell Trubisky was going to improve this season. Even though it is only one game, it seems like he has regressed. Trubisky completed 26-of-45 passes for 228 yards and one interception. He also rushed for 11 yards on three carries.
Mitchell Trubisky didn't really make good passes and he barely threw the ball deep. The coaching staff might know that they may not have him for long.
This is a win now roster. Chicago has one of the best defenses in the NFL and they can't bail him out every week. Last season, the Bears were 0-4 in games where they gave up 23 points or more. That means that Trubisky can't afford to play in shootouts. It doesn't seem like he has that ability too.
Matt Nagy is already in his second season as head coach of this football team. John Fox was the head coach in Mitchell Trubisky's first season.
He is already 25 years old. Trubisky will be a free agent after next season. If he does not show signs of improvement as the season moves on, will the Chicago Bears decide to draft a quarterback in 2020?
Mitchell Trubisky was the second overall pick out of the University of North Carolina in 2017. They also traded up from the number three pick to the number two pick with the San Francisco 49ers to grab him.
The other quarterbacks that were taken in the draft was Patrick Mahomes by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 10th overall pick and Deshaun Watson with the 12th overall pick by the Houston Texans. Kansas City traded up with the Buffalo Bills to draft him. Houston traded up with the Cleveland Browns to draft him.
The Chicago Bears will most likely regret this in the long run. I don't think Trubisky has reached his ceiling yet, but there are people out there that think that he doesn't have much of a ceiling left.
Watson and Mahomes are 23 years old. They are two years younger than Mitch Trubisky.
Houston and Kansas City won't have to sweat out the quarterback situation anytime soon. Chicago might have to and it might already be beginning.
The next four games for the Chicago Bears will be at the Denver Broncos, at the Washington Redskins, vs the Minnesota Vikings, and at the Oakland Raiders (Thursday night).
It will be interesting to see what happens from here on out. I could potentially talk about this topic on my radio show on Monday morning.