Mitch Trubisky is set to join in on the Pro Bowl fun!
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 21, 2019
The Chicago Bears quarterback is heading to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for offseason roommate/Rams quarterback Jared Goff. And by doing so, Trubisky becomes the first Bears quarterback to reach the Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon in 1985, when he quarterbacked the offense on the Super Bowl XX winners. So to say it’s been a long time coming would be an understatement.
In 2018, Trubisky completed 66.6 percent of his passes, threw for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns, posted a 95.4 passer rating, and added 421 ground yards and three rushing scores. Trubisky was one of seven Bears to earn Pro Bowl alternate honors, but for Trubisky to get the call as one of the game’s reps is a big deal for the second-year signal caller. It wasn’t always smooth sailing for Trubisky during his first year in Matt Nagy’s offense, but he showed growth in several areas, made progress as a thrower, and developed his game as the season went along. The reward for all that hard work is the opportunity to throw to Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, Davante Adams, Adam Thielen, and others.
And while we’d rather see Trubisky playing in the big game in Atlanta, I suppose replacing a Super Bowl bound quarterback in the Pro Bowl works as a consolation prize.