Chicago Bears: Pros and cons of starting Mitchell Trubisky in Week 5

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Let’s talk about the question on everybody’s mind: what’s going to happen in Mitch Trubisky‘s first start for the Chicago Bears?

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has officially come: Mitch Trubisky is going to start his first NFL game next Monday.

Glory, glory, hallelujah.

If you’re most Chicago Bears fans, you’ve probably been wanting to see this since Preseason Week 2.

Watching him clearly outplay Mike Glennon for the majority of training camp was quite a maddening experience. In a true competition, Trubisky would’ve had a strong chance of winning. So, save the “if he were good enough to play, he would’ve already been starting” bit. The Bears decided months ago that Trubisky wouldn’t start as long as Glennon could play at a functional level.

Too bad that was a totally ridiculous thing to expect…

On the other hand, maybe you’re one of the people that soured on him after seeing him struggle somewhat in his time with the starters during the preseason or don’t want to see him hurt/struggle with bad receivers. 

While I’m not as worried about that as some, that doesn’t mean those fears are invalid.

No matter what happens, though, this week should be one of the most anticipated in recent Chicago Bears history.

Let’s take a look at some of the good and bad that could come from him starting in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings.