The Chicago Bears started their first game of the 2019 season Thursday night with high expectations. With a brilliant defense and many offensive weapons, the fans were surely preparing for a quarterback Pro Bowl performance of Mitchell Trubisky.
But throughout the loss of Thursday night 10-3 against rivals Green Bay Packers, the interlocutor has shown repeatedly that he still has the maturity to do.
These are the throws Trubisky has to hit to be a viable NFL starter. Terrible placement pic.twitter.com/dMJYVHFl3Z
— Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) September 6, 2019
In his debut in 2019, Trubisky completed 26 of 45 pass attempts for 228 yards and 1 interception. Do not get me wrong, Trubisky made good passes during the match, proving he had an arm.
However, the former second general selection of 2017 shows a lack of awareness of who is open in the plays as it focuses on one goal. At one point, he was fighting over the left-side line and had a wide receiver open beyond the first attempt marker, but he did not even see it.
Instead, he has exhausted his limits to get a minimum profit.
I said this before the start of the season & I’ll say it again. No excuses for Trubisky anymore. Plain & simple.
He either figures this shit out soon or Ryan Pace better figure out how to not blow a competitive window due to an inadequate QB. #Bears
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) September 6, 2019
In all, Trubisky has pointed Allen Robinson 13 times, Tarik Cohen, 10 times and Mike Davis 7 times. Six other recipients were attacked five or fewer times. The Packers saw what was happening and made a stifling effort.
Tramon Williams said “we knew if we could get Mitchell Trubisky to play quarterback we could win.”
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) September 6, 2019
In the deep passes, Trubisky was far from accurate. On more than 10 yards, the Bears quarterback has only completed 5 out of 18 attempts, as illustrated by next-generation NFL statistics.
So, Trubisky was 5-for-18 on throws of 10 yards or more? Yikes. pic.twitter.com/NcZIkxpi75
— Justin Carter (@juscarts) September 6, 2019
Many of Trubisky’s inefficiencies on Thursday night may ultimately be attributed to head coach Matt Nagy, who refuses to play in the pre-season. QB does not have to be in the game for a long time; Just give him a handful of photos, coach.
Trubisky was rusty and was evident in this national football showcase.
What was also evident: you can’t just cancel preseason games when you are either learning a new offense or a QB like Mitchell Trubisky.
The teams that can get by without it are the exception, not the rule.
It’s also important for coaches, decision making and clock management. pic.twitter.com/Q3SKi1F3Hc
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 6, 2019
Mitchell Trubisky must simply succeed this season given all the talent that surrounds him on both sides of the ball. It still has plenty of time to remove rust, but if these trends continue throughout the season, the hopes of the Bears to reach the Super Bowl will disappear.