Here's What Mitchell Trubisky Did After Being "Blindsided" By His Benching

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Here’s What Mitchell Trubisky Did After Being “Blindsided” By His Benching

Chicago Bears

Life is less about the adversity you face and more about how you face it.

And for Mitchell Trubisky, being benched in favor of Nick Foles in Week 3 was arguably the biggest football adversity he had faced in quite some time. Trubisky’s Bears were 2-0 and there was growing faith in his abilities. And despite a 2-0 start and 92.7 passer rating after two wins, Trubisky was still striving toward improvement by working on mechanical tweaks. But after a lousy performance through 2+ quarters in Week 3, Head Coach Matt Nagy pulled the plug on Trubisky time.

That is, until this week, when Trubisky was announced the starter because of Foles’ injuries.

So, what’s Trubisky been up to since his benching? Let him tell it, as transcribed by JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago:

Growth is important for all of us. So it’s good to read that Trubisky took a shine to the QB2 role. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it’s important that Trubisky made the most of his time as QB2. Embracing practice is a good thing. Putting in work on the scout team allows for opportunities for improvement, such as throwing the types of passes you might be too afraid to attempt in another practice situation. Giving different looks is good, too. Hopefully, these little things add up to tangible growth for Trubisky. Even if it’s for just one night.

Author: Luis Medina

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