Could the third season be there for this Chicago Bears Quarterback?
QUARTERBACK. CHICAGO BEAR. GAME CHANGER.
It helps to start with the facts: In week four last season, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was 19-of-26, passing for 354 yards and six touchdowns in a 48-10 win—a tremendous performance by any measure; in week 10, against the Detroit Lions, he ran for a touchdown and threw three more, totaling 355 yards in the air; and this past January, he became the first Bears quarterback since Jim McMahon in 1986 to be invited to the Pro Bowl. There’s a good chance he wouldn’t have been available just then, had that kicker (who shall not be named) not doinked the potential game-winning field goal off both the post and the crossbar, ending the year for Trubisky and his Bears. Preseason reports, including Trubisky’s own assessment, indicated that he’ll be even better in this, his third year—that he may indeed be the gridiron savior the city has been waiting for. We’ll find out soon enough; the season opens Sept. 5 at home against Green Bay.
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