Whatever the Situation, Mitch Trubisky is Actually One of the Better QBs in the League

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Whatever the Situation, Mitch Trubisky is Actually One of the Better QBs in the League

Chicago Bears

Mitch Trubisky is good.

Those four words might be jarring to some, but the development, growth, and progress made from his rookie season is both obvious and undeniable. Trubisky is just two years into his professional career and doesn’t even have a full season worth of plays under his belt in Head Coach Matt Nagy’s system, but everything is pointing to him being a winning quarterback (including, you know, all the wins).

Check out these numbers from ESPN’s NFL matchup, which favorably compare Trubisky against some other quarterbacks throughout the league:

When compared to his peers, Trubisky is good inside (95.7 passer rating, 9th among young QBs) and outside the pocket (98.0 passer rating, 6th). When thrown into pressure, Trubisky’s 80.2 passer rating facing heat is the 7th best among all quarterbacks – better than Kirk Cousins (80.0), Patrick Mahomes (75.8), and Carson Wentz (73.3). And on third down, Trubisky has moved the chains and converted a first down on 35.6 percent of his attempts via a pass or a run (8th).

So basically, Trubisky is good inside and outside the pocket, while under pressure, and on third down. What else could you ask out of a second-year quarterback?

Maybe a stronger singing voice.

And if the numbers don’t sell you on the player Trubisky is now or have you dreaming about what he could be in the future, NFL analyst Brian Baldinger breaks down the impressive throws he made against the 49ers:

The throws looked good at first blush while watching live. But with the benefit of different camera angles and an explanation from Baldinger, it’s easy to get a greater appreciation for what Trubisky did on Sunday.

Through 13 games this season, Trubisky has thrown for 3,060 yards, completed 66 percent of his passes, and has a 2-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. This is exactly the type of building block season Bears fans were hoping he could piece together in 2018. So while he might not have the highlight reel footage that Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson own, Trubisky is doing more than just fine in his lane. He’s thriving. The Bear are thriving. And isn’t this what each of us wanted all along?

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Author: Luis Medina

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