Let's Marvel at Mitch Trubisky's Accuracy and One Area Where He Excelled More Than Anyone in the NFL

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Let’s Marvel at Mitch Trubisky’s Accuracy and One Area Where He Excelled More Than Anyone in the NFL

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I hope the folks who got their jokes off about Mitch Trubisky’s accuracy during the Pro Bowl skills competition were able to get theirs in a timely manner because QB1 can really sling it!

Short targets. Deep targets. Over to the right. Out to the left. Directly down the middle. And to do it again? Oh, baby! That 26-second video clip was everything I needed to get me going and feeling good about Trubisky on a Sunday morning.

And if that doesn’t do it for you, maybe this will:

Best in the world, baby!

Trubisky led the NFL with a 104.1 passer rating on short passes in 2018, according to the folks at Pro Football Focus. By PFF’s standards, “short passes” are ones that travel 0-9 yards and Trubisky connected on 206 of those throws. In fact, PFF counts Trubisky as having 477 total “short pass” attempts – which comes out to 43.2 percent. And while that’s a hearty number of throws, at least one could come away from reading that data knowing that Trubisky successfully makes the easy throws and they tend to turn into positive gains for the Bears.

PFF recently released its annual statistical dive into quarterback play, and we’ll take a deeper dive into what the site’s analytics had to say about Trubisky’s play in his second season as a starter. Surely, there will be plenty to get to in due time. But until then, let’s leave on a high note and get to the nitty gritty at a later point in time.

Author: Luis Medina

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