Mitch Trubisky is a Top-10 MVP Candidate and Other Bullets

I’m just trying to blaze through Bullets because there is so much to get to today.

  • FINALLY, some respect for Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky:
  • ESPN’s panel of NFL experts came up with 10 candidates who they think will win the league’s most valuable player award, and Trubisky is among a talented crop of quarterbacks who the insiders see as vying for the award. Any time you’re on a list with Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson, you’re in good company.
  • But still … it’s a bit of a surprise to see Trubisky here. Trubisky hasn’t checked in among the top-10 of any preseason quarterback power rankings entering the season, with PFF’s preseason rankings painting a portrait of a sub-par signal caller who is a product of the system. The traditional metrics suggest Trubisky is better than that, and perhaps ESPN’s experts are seeing what PFF’s numbers can’t (because, you know, numbers don’t have eyes).
  • Gil Brandt, a Hall of Fame NFL executive who knows a thing or two about talent evaluation, seems to see a bright future ahead for Trubisky:
  • An aside: Having your Hall of Fame bust as your profile pic/avatar on social media is a real power move. I respect the heck out of that.
  • If anyone needs me, I’ll be holding my Trubisky NFL MVP ticket (35/1) tightly from now until the award ceremony.
  • Tarik Cohen is a real one:

  • Spooky SZN is coming:
  • You can add not taking Cohen to my list of fantasy football draft regrets. Don’t worry, I fully expect that list to be extra long by the time this season is over.

  • Fancy vacuums, bags, and more are your Deals of the Day at Amazon today.
  • Jadeveon Clowney is a monster and the Seahawks have upgraded their pass-rush by adding him and Ziggy Ansah. Bears fans should be glad they don’t have to face Seattle in the regular season.
  • Some kickers you can cross off your wish list:
  • Something to keep an eye on as cuts come through:
  • Un-Ficken-believable:
  • (But seriously, it would be a surprise if the Bears opted to go after Ficken at this point.)
  • Glad I’m not the only one with love for Roy Robertson-Harris:
  • You can bet on the Bears going to the Super Bowl, but only if you cross state lines into Indiana:
  • The simple thought of the Bears in red and gold makes my brain hurt:
  • Art is cool:
  • My alma mater’s football team is off to another rough start, but safety Jeremy Chinn is already making waves:
  • It’s probably too early to start stumping for a Saluki to join the Bears, but there is no doubt I’ll be keeping an eye on Jeremy Chinn this fall.
  • I had to make sure this was from the realΒ Ian Rapoport before putting this tweet in Bullets:
  • n old friend is looking for a new home:
  • Have the Cubs re-signed Nick Castellanos yet?
  • The Bulls could use some clutch performances in the year to come:
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    Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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