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:
Mitch Trubisky's full answer when asked how hard it was to be benched three weeks into the season: pic.twitter.com/OZ9Up7C3gD
— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) November 27, 2020
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.
You can turn $10 into $100 tonight at William Hill if the Bears can just score once.
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) November 29, 2020