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<!-- body { font:12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000; background-color: #EEF2FB; margin: 0px; } --> A countless number of electrons are inconvenienced every year in the form of “virtual ink Eddie Jackson Jersey ,” trying to assess the progress of new quarterbacks in the NFL. With the Chicago Bears on the verge of the playoffs, it’s only reasonable to wonder if Trubisky is an asset to the Bears or if he is going to be a piece that holds them back. While it probably is too early to really say, the reality is that Trubisky has probably displayed his overall talent fairly well.First, we need to separate “Trubisky the Player” from “Trubisky the Draft Pick.”There will be fans who always judge Mitchell Trubisky by the standard of “might have been,” and many those same fans will typically look at the player and the outcome in a vacuum. For example, they might say that Ryan Pace should have taken Patrick Mahomes instead of Mitchell Trubisky, and then they might point to the honestly stellar performance of Mahomes in Kansas City so far. That is fine, but it overlooks that there is no way to guarantee that Mahomes would have been Mahomes in Chicago (it also assumes that what Mahomes is doing is sustainable, but I frankly hope it is--let Kansas City tear up the AFC for the next decade for all I care). It’s not out of the question that Mahomes has benefitted from being inserted into an established offense where he is the only “new” piece, but it would also be disingenuous to suggest that he’s not making the most of the opportunities in front of him.Likewise, it is easy to look at the 2017 NFL Draft in a vacuum and say that if Pace would have waited, he still could have had one of Trubisky, Mahomes, or Watson in the draft and ended up with more draft picks. How much better would the Bears have been then?Simply put, we don’t know.More than that, it is naive to assume that things only would have gotten better. For example, if Pace had waited and drafted a developmental pass-rusher with that “missing” third-round pick, would he have had the nerve to go after Khalil Mack? Would the Raiders have taken the Bears’ offer in that case? If the Bears had drafted Watson, with his injury in 2017, how attractive is the team as a landing spot for Matt Nagy? There might even be a scenario where the Bears are left holding the bag after making an offer to professional backtracker Josh McDaniels. Likewise, they might (shudder) end up with John Fox for another year.Playing ‘what if’ games is fun up until a point, but it is also irrelevant after only a few iterations. Is there an argument to be made that Pace could have played the 2017 draft better? Sure. However, that argument is not directly relevant to Trubisky the Chicago Bear. Second, we need to establish Trubisky’s floor.Generally speaking, a given eight-game stretch from a quarterback’s career is pretty illustrative of his potential. The worst eight-game stretch is (unsurprisingly) the first eight games of his career. Without real offensive weapons and under a head coach who is currently unemployed, Trubisky had a sub-55% completion rating (106/193) and only managed 1237 yard, with 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. His passer rating? 74.56. That would have been 29th in the NFL last year, right behind Trubisky’s actual rank of 28th. That’s bad , but it’s worth comparing that to the net quarterback rating the top four quarterbacks (Mayfield, Darnold, Allen, and Rosen) taken in 2018 have assembled right out of the gate--a 75.25 (they have 58% completion rating and a 1:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio).In other words, Trubisky looked like a true rookie quarterback when he was a true rookie quarterback, but he did not look terrible. He did not look like a bust. He had some overthrows. He had some poor plays. He definitely made mistakes. However, as a first-year quarterback, he was typical.Third, we need a realistic assessment of his ceiling.Trubisky’s best stretch of eight consecutive games, with the best offensive weapons available in free agency and with a truly innovative head coach, is the run from the Seattle game (Week 2) through the first Detroit game (Week 10). In that time, he completed nearly 66% of his passes (167/255) for 2133 yards, and he managed 19 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions. His passer rating was 104.91 and he had 7.8 adjusted net yards per attempt. In that time he faced two of the worst pass defenses in football (using passer rating allowed) in the form of the Lions and Buccaneers; he also faced two of the best in the form of the Bills and the Jets. In fact, the average rank of the passer ratings he faced in this time period was 16.4, or dead in the middle of the league.So, if everything goes right, that’s probably the most the Bears could hope for out of Trubisky. Even in this year of inflated ratings, that would make him a top ten quarterback, but not elite. He would be an asset but not a world-beater.Finally, we have to ask if Trubisky can pick a team up and engineer a win.Given that this season he only has 17 attempts when the team is trailing in the last four minutes, there is at least some reason to believe that Trubisky has not really carried the Bears to a victory all that often because the opportunities simply have not been there. The Patriots game was close to out of reach based on the score in the last eight minutes (although Trubisky did have a chance to narrow that lead on the earlier drive). Still, the Bears have largely been in the lead or out of position while Trubisky has played. Nonetheless, there is some reason for optimism, here.Across 23 games, Trubisky has two game-winning drives and exactly one fourth-quarter comeback. His one comeback was against Arizona, and it was not pretty. The Bears drove from their own 16 and barely managed to make it to field goal range, aided by an unnecessary roughness penalty. Despite a passer rating on this drive below 69, Trubisky technically did enough to win the game Chase Daniel Color Rush Jersey , but it left the Cardinals enough time for two more possessions, and if either had resulted in a field goal, the Bears would have been on the wrong end of the score. This is--at best--a mediocre data point.However, the same kind of honestly needs to be applied to a Bears’ loss. Against Miami, Trubisky did manage both a potential game-winning drive (to go up 28-21 in the fourth) and again in overtime. The first was immediately wiped out by a 75-yard touchdown pass and the second was undone by a missed Parkey field goal attempt.In other words, it’s inaccurate to say that Trubisky cannot pick a team up and string together the play he needs to win a football game. He has done it twice this season already. It is, however, accurate to say that he is proving to be an asset to the team, but not a game-breaker. So long as the defense and the head coach stay at their current level, that might be enough.More importantly, what the current structure of the Bears provides for is a perfect training platform. He can play meaningful football, he can take chances, and he can learn on the job. Along the way, he can develop the ability to manage a game (or more) while supported by a complete team around him. It’s hard to imagine a better scenario for a young qb. Lester recaps his day at Bears’ camp right here." Latest NewsNewsNotesChicago Bears 2019 Training Camp: Trubisky has a solid day, and more notes from Monday’s practiceNew,84commentsLester recaps his day at Bears’ camp right here. CDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Chicago Bears 2019 Training Camp: Trubisky has a solid day, and more notes from Monday’s practiceTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesIt was a hot one in Bourbonnais for Monday's Chicago Bears’ practice, and while I thought the offense looked a little lethargic at first, they ended up probably having one of their better overall days, in particular quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. He still had at least one interception I saw, on a deep corner route in the end zone that Prince Amukamara got, but he was consistently on the money while his receivers dropped a few balls and the defense made some incredible plays.Several times today I noticed Trubisky adding some zip on his passes, and the prettiest one of all probably came on a post route to Allen Robinson II between two defenders for a touchdown. Trubisky was also commanding his offense as the Bears did some late game situational stuff today. He was moving his receivers around when necessary, and he was crisp on the sideline routes so his receivers could get out of bounds. A few times when the Bears were working a trips vs three defenders drill, Trubisky had no where to go and he threw it late, but in a real game situation he’d have the other side of the field to scan or the ability to take off and run. Two receivers I wasn’t expecting to stand out today were Marvin Hall and Taquan Mizzell. Hall has had a solid camp, and his ability to play special teams could land him on the 53-man roster, and Mizzell is trying to stick as a wide out after playing running back a year ago. Anthony Miller had a nice practice today as well. Wide receivers coach Mike Furrey was vocal all morning Bennie Fowler III Jersey , but he was especially fired up when the Bears were running an end zone comeback drill early in the day. He wanted his wide outs to work back to the pylon and not the sideline, which makes the angle for the QB one where the pass is either going to the receiver or out of bounds. Furrey also met the media after practice and he had something to say about Miller. And about Javon Wims, who has had a fantastic camp thus far. And about his starting duo of Robinson and Taylor Gabriel. The tight end position was missing Trey Burton, who was given another day off. Head coach Matt Nagy said it wasn’t a setback but a planned day off for the veteran coming off hernia surgery. Bradley Sowell continues to look good, as did undrafted free agent Ian Bunting, but Adam Shaheen, who is healthy, didn’t do much. But let’s move over to defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano’s side of the ball.Fans really need to keep in mind just how stacked the defense is that Trubisky is facing each day in practice. “Sometimes it feels like they’re cheating. They’re just that good,” Trubisky said of the talented defense he sees every day. Nickelback Buster Skrine made a couple great plays by extending and knocking the ball away, and safety Eddie Jackson and corner Kyle Fuller had good days in coverage too. The pass rush was also there all morning, and the run defense made it tough for Chicago’s tailbacks to find much room. I can only remember two runs that were solid gainers, one by David Montgomery and one by Mike Davis. And I can’t wrap this defensive recap up without mentioning Khalil Mack scooping an errant shotgun snap up and racing eighty yards to the end zone. He’s one of the hardest workers on the team, and after practice he made sure to spend some time signing autographs for the fans. Another few guys that stuck around to sign autographs after everyone else was back inside were Trubisky, general manager Ryan Pace, former tight end Zach Miller and head coach Matt Nagy. And speaking of Nagy, he was also doing this while his team was running 11 on 11 on the other end of the field. Nagy runs a loose camp, allowing his players to have fun, but when it’s time to go to work his players get down to business. The two kickers, Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro, both missed a couple field goals, but overall still a decent showing. And speaking of kickers, this guy made his feelings known about that guy last year. For more on today’s practice and some of my general thoughts on camp, I went live from Bourbonnais with Iowa’s KMA 960 AM and 99.1 FM, and you can catch that segment right here.

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