For what seems like an eternity now, the Chicago Bears have been hiding their quarterbacks from us. After an offseason that saw general manager Ryan Pace go out and bring in a Super Bowl MVP and respected veteran, while still boasting a former no. 2 overall pick at the same position, we have long wanted to hear from the most talked about player himself.
Friday, fans finally got that opportunity as Mitchell Trubisky gave the media some face time for the first moment in months. There were some important moments throughout the time we heard from Trubisky. One key snippet came when the quarterback told us he had been watching every snap from the last two seasons, now recognizing what defense he was looking at versus what he thought he saw on the field at the time.
That, in particular, is not very comforting to anyone invested in the Bears whether it be as a fan, employee or coach. If he’s just now realizing what defense he was facing a year and a half ago, versus maybe, oh I don’t know the following week in the film room?
Yikes. This kid has a long way to go, and he might never get there. But, Trubisky seemed more motivated than ever, and that can only be a good thing. Mitchell Trubisky is pissed off, and he should be. Was he pissed off after the playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles? Was he pissed off seeing his offense sputter in 2019 en route to an 8-8 record? Was he pissed off after seeing the team invest in Nick Foles?