It was a trying offseason for Mitchell Trubisky.
His team actively shopped on the open market for his replacement. Teddy Bridgewater, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, and even Tom Brady were considered options at one point or another. Chicago ultimately traded a fourth-round pick to Jacksonville to acquire Nick Foles.
In the end, Trubisky beat Foles in a summertime quarterback competition. So now, Trubisky enters Week 1 as the starter.
And frankly, he’d like to keep it that way:
“This whole season is going to be about action,” Trubisky explained in an interview with Bears Radio voice Jeff Joniak. “What are you going to do on the field, and what do you want to show everybody. The talking is done with.”
Trubisky is right. Talking time is over.
The time has comefor Trubisky to show with his play that he is the quarterback of the present and future. And to prove that he didn’t take it lightly, Trubisky worked with a renowned quarterback guru to re-work the mechanical issues that have plagued him throughout his career. We won’t know if the changes have taken hold for some time, but that he addressed his problematic footwork is a step in the right direction. And that several prominent Bears praised Trubisky’s improved mechanics represents either (1) true change and development from QB1 or (2) a coordinated set of messaging to gas up the starting quarterback one last time before the start of the season. Either way, it’s all in Trubisky’s hands now.
We’ve reached the point of no return when it comes to the Bears’ quarterback drama. The time has come to put the coulda, woulda, shoulda stuff in the past. It’s all about Trubisky right now. Until it isn’t. We’ll surely cross that bridge if (when?) that time comes. But for now, it’s all about Trubisky.