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

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Con 3. Who’s he throwing to?

While Mike Glennon has been terrible, one can’t fully overlook the lack of talent he’s had to work with at the receiver position. Having Markus Wheaton and his zero catches as your number-one wide receiver can’t be that fun.

Unfortunately, Cameron Meredith isn’t walking through that door this season. So that’s what Trubisky is going to have to work with.

On one hand, I do believe Trubisky can elevate the play of his pass-catchers. Doing things as simple as putting the ball on the money every time could help alleviate some of those wide receiver struggles.

That said, how will he respond to Josh Bellamy or Deonte Thompson dropping a few passes?

What if Rhodes locks up Wright and Wheaton and his receivers generally can’t separate because they’re…not that good?

Can you thrive offensively if Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen is the only person that can consistently get open?

And can Zach Miller, Dion Sims and Adam Shaheen actually do something more than just block people with Trubisky at quarterback?

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If he’s going to succeed not just next Monday but in the future, his supporting cast needs to step up. Otherwise, while I’m sure he’ll still be better than Glennon, he’s not going to be as good as we hope.

For now, though, how about we just enjoy how much fun this week is going to be? Mitch Trubisky is going to start for the Chicago Bears. The time has come.