One NFL pundit holds the current Chicago Bears quarterback in higher regard than the last one to lead the team to a winning record.
Bleacher Report’s Doug Farrar released his Week 6 quarterback power rankings and placed rookie Mitch Trubisky ahead of Miami Dolphins signal caller Jay Cutler after just one start.
If you’ll recall, Mike Glennon was rated as the worst quarterback in football in a recent release of Farrar’s rankings.
As for Cutler, you might remember him as the quarterback who re-wrote the record books and became the franchise’s leader in every significant passing category during his time with the team from 2009 to 2016.
Still, none of that matters as Farrah sees Trubisky as being in a better place than Cutler, even if he only has one start under his belt. Thus, you can make the case the Bears are in a better position moving forward with Trubisky and without Cutler than they would be if Cutler was still under center and Trubisky was elsewhere.
As is the case with all rookie quarterbacks, Farrar preaches patience with Trubisky. After all, his inexperience showed when he threw that soul-crushing interception late in the fourth quarter on what was one of several throws he made on the move, across his body, and against the grain. We saw that back-breaking pick as a potential teachable moment for Trubisky, who will hopefully learn from his mistakes as he grows into the franchise quarterback the Bears are banking on him being.
Despite some rookie mistakes, it was evident Trubisky has caught on quicker than expected and you can see why the Bears felt confident in promoting him into a starting role and benching Mike Glennon, who did not show the same kind of upside in his four weeks as the team’s starter.
The Bears have glaring needs all over the field, but there seems to be a growing confidence from analysts around the league who believe quarterback might not be one of those spots any more.