Posted by Jordan Heck
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 3:32pm
Mitch Trubisky now has 12 games and a full offseason under his belt as he prepares for his second season. The talent around him gets much better in 2018 as the Bears signed several offensive playmakers including WR Allen Robinson, WR Taylor Gabriel, TE Trey Burton, and drafted WR Anthony Miller in the second round.
In addition to more playmakers, the Bears also brought in former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as Trubisky’s new head coach and playcaller. With improvements all around him, it’s hard to not get a little excited about what Trubisky can do in his second season.
Trubisky didn’t do a whole lot to wow us a rookie. He had seven passing touchdowns in 12 games (he did add two scores on the ground) and finished with 10 turnovers. He also had just three games above 200 passing yards and no games with more than one passing touchdown.
And while all of the change around him looks good on paper, it may take Trubisky a while to get used to a new system and his new teammates. Aside from the running backs, this is essentially a brand new roster all around the second-year QB.
2018 Bottom Line
While he didn’t do much as a rookie, there’s a lot to like about Trubisky heading into 2018. Last season he was playing with arguably the worst WR corps in the league, so there was really only so much he could do. With better talent and better playcalling, Trubisky can make tremendous strides as a second-year player.
He still carries some risk since we haven’t seen him in action yet, but Trubisky is a solid late-round pick as a middle-of-the-pack quarterback.