Mitchell Trubisky was selected No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he isn’t doing a bad job leading the Bears this season.
In fact, as Pro Football Talk notes, he’s on a pace to break franchise records for most passing yards and passing touchdowns in a season.
Through nine games this season, Trubisky has 2,304 passing yards, which puts him on a pace to finish this season with 4,096 yards. And he has 19 passing touchdowns, which puts him on a pace for 34.
Many say Trubisky’s draft class was a weaker one when it came to quarterback talent. As a highly touted prospect out of North Carolina, he was under plenty of pressure to perform right away.
Trubisky played in 12 games his rookie season. He threw for 2,193 yards and seven touchdowns with seven interceptions. He’s definitely improved over the offseason. His completion percentage is up, he looks more composed in the pocket and seems more comfortable taking shots down the field.
Chicago’s teams over the years have been characterized by dedication to a steady running attack and physically imposing defense. Perhaps this is why no quarterback has surpassed Erik Kramer’s record marks of 3,838 passing yards and 29 passing touchdowns, both set in 1995.
The Bears upgraded their defense by trading for Khalil Mack, and their offense is starting to evolve under Trubisky. It’s hard to compete with the likes of Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs when it comes to stats, but Trubisky is proving he’s no slouch.
The Vikings are coming into town to challenge the Bears in an NFC North matchup Sunday night. This will be a huge test for Trubisky, as the Vikings defensive line has been on a roll.