The Secret to Mitch Trubisky's Success Was Simple: Let Him Do His Thing

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The Secret to Mitch Trubisky’s Success Was Simple: Let Him Do His Thing

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In a piece for SB Nation, Peter Bukowski digs into how the Bears have worked to unlock Mitch Trubisky’s potential this season, and you’ll want to check it out. The highlights in this must-read piece include quotes from Head Coach Matt Nagy, Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich, and Quarterbacks Coach Dave Ragone, each of whom has had their hands in re-booting Trubisky 2.0. And while no one wants to look back at what happened last year, you truly can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.

At the crux of the problem for Trubisky entering 2018 were the restrictive habits formed during his 12-start rookie season under Head Coach John Fox and Offensive Coordinator Dowell Loggains. So it’s a refreshing concept to have coaches who understand quarterback development, prioritize it, and are willing to go all in and get hands-y in the process. Indeed, it’s somewhat fascinating how much good coaching and an improved game plan has raised Trubisky’s level of play (the new receiving toys didn’t hurt, either, but still). Remember, Trubisky was on pace for a 3,900-yard, 30-touchdown season before missing the last two games with a shoulder bruise. Those are good landmarks for a second-year quarterback who had as much growing to do as Trubisky did from Year 1 to Year 2.

Really: You’ll want to read that piece for more.

Of course, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but following Trubisky’s growth under Nagy from the outset has certainly been one heck of a ride.

It’s been quite a haul to get Trubisky to where he is now from where he was at the start of the year, but it’s been worth it to see real growth from the player at the most important position in the game.

Trubisky’s development from Year 1 to Year 2 has aided the Bears in their team rebound in going from last place in the NFC North to battling for a division title in December. And for the Bears to reach their ultimate goal, they will need their quarterback’s growth to continue. So far, so good.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.