Mitch Trubisky could have let the way the Bears’ season ended eat him alive, but it sounds like Chicago’s Pro Bowl quarterback is doing quite the opposite.
“I’ve just been decompressing, relaxing, and I haven’t really had to time to assess the season,” Trubisky said on Wednesday at the Pro Bowl. “Just the way it ended and how tough it was to see it come to an end like this, especially with all the momentum we had going. We’ll get back to work in due time. I’m very eager to get back to work and excited for what we’re going to do this year and in the coming years.”
Ah, yes. Looking forward to next year already. Perfect. Now, this isn’t to say Trubisky hasn’t been negatively impacted by the defeat. It’s clear that the loss hurts (and it should) but leave it to the kid to find a silver lining of optimism in a dark cloud. That’s the kind of mindset it takes to overcome a gut-punch of a loss.
“It’s so tough. You never want to see it come to an end. And then for it to end in such a dramatic way, it’s kind of heartbreaking,” Trubisky said. “There is a lot that goes into this as far as how hard we work, how much we love this game, our teammates, and how we aspire to get all the way to the Super Bowl. So for it to come to an end, it’s really tough, especially in dramatic fashion. We’ve just got to try and stay positive, move forward, take it for what it is, and keep getting better.”
It’s been a gloomy few weeks filled with gray skies, freezing temperatures, and the agony of watching literally every other team left in the playoffs going to battle with a serviceable place kicker. But when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade … right?
I think that’s what Trubisky is doing in Orlando. And while I don’t think he is literally making a juice drink for his friends in Orlando, Trubisky is genuinely enjoying his time as a first-time Pro Bowler. He has moved on from a tough defeat and already has his sights set on the season to come. Perhaps we would be doing right by ourselves (and each other) if we followed QB1’s lead.
Have you missed this guy as much as we've missed this guy??
Knew it. pic.twitter.com/1nfwlOPR4R
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 23, 2019