Trey Burton was targeted six times in his Bears debut on Sunday, but all anyone can really find themselves talking about is the play on which he wasn’t targeted.
And even though it’s easy to be down on Mitch Trubisky for not throwing the ball to a seemingly open Burton on what looked to be a sure-fire touchdown (btw, it wasn’t that simple), there’s one thing that Trubisky apparently has within him that will lead him to better days as a Bears quarterback:”His work ethic and his diligence of how great he wants to be is unmatched,” said Bears fullback Michael Burton, via Chris Emma of 670 The Score. “That’s what makes him so special. He enjoys just breathing and living football. It’s something he was born with and he loves it. He’s always hungry, he’s never complacent.”
Trubisky’s work ethic has never been questioned since arriving in Chicago. Even as a rookie first-round pick, Trubisky would put in extra time after training camp practices working on exchanges under center and throwing to receivers on the back end of the depth chart. As a second-year player, Trubisky has talked about getting after it after practice, specifically when it came to fine-tuning his deep-ball throwing skills. And while Trubisky needs to convert successful practice reps into big plays on game day, the combination of hard work and talent has generally been successful over the long run in the football world.
As for being complacent, Trubisky will need to prove his teammate’s comments to be accurate on the playing field in a game of consequence. Especially after Trubisky himself admitted he wished he was more aggressive with his throws in Week 1. To his credit, Trubisky took on fair criticism like a champ. Soon, he will have a chance at redemption … after a few more practices to show off that work ethic before Monday’s game against Seattle.