Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky Problem Has Just One Solution
The Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky problem has just one solution.
I’m not completely sure if anyone else remembers, but Mitchell Trubisky was a pro bowl QB last year. He was top 5 in QBR, and he did enough to win the NFC North as the 3rd seed with the best defense in football. What happened?
Last year Matt Nagy played to Trubisky’s strengths, and it worked. Lots of play action, letting him use his legs, and simple reads like RPOs.
That’s what made Trubisky look good. It hasn’t been happening at all this season.
Nagy made the mistake of expecting his 3rd year QB to become Tom Brady.
Not even Tom Brady was Tom Brady in 2003.
This is absolutely not the same situation as Jacksonville when they made the mistake is sticking with Blake Bortles and ultimately wasting their small playoff window. Trubisky can be better and has proven to be better. This could look a lot more like the situation with Dak Prescott in Dallas than Bortles and Jacksonville.
But Nagy has to be better.
This season is all but lost. You’re 2 games below .500 halfway through the season and you play in the toughest division in football. Don’t waste another year. Or $40 million in salary cap that needs to be spent on your key offensive and defensive players. Don’t fall into the trap of blowing money at a QB that looked good for a few games. Ask Houston and Minnesota how Brock Osweiler and Kirk Cousins turned out.
Chicago, don’t be quick to throw your QB under the bus. He’s good enough to facilitate the offense to put up enough points to win games. Just get back to what he does best and not what he does worst.