How Mitchell Trubisky could change the Chicago Bears offense

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2. Naked bootlegs/sprint-outs a MUST with Trubisky

Naturally, one of the biggest draws about Trubisky, particularly in relation to Glennon, is his elite athleticism. He has the ability both to make plays with his legs and to throw accurately on the run with seemingly no effort.

He showed us this from the very start, even when the Chicago Bears insisted on keeping things very vanilla in the preseason.

In this aspect, Trubisky is on a completely different planet from the stilt-legged Glennon. Then again, we’ve known that for months now.

After setting up teams with the run game, expect A LOT of this from Dowell Loggains. I mean, they even had Brian Hoyer executing naked boots with regularity last year, and he couldn’t run at all.

Plus, even if you expect that starting defensive ends will actually stay home on this action, Trubisky’s ability helps mitigate that in a few ways.

First off, his arm talent and ability to decide which “type” of throw he needs can help him get balls around fast-closing defenders.

Furthermore, they can send a running back or tight end out to the boot-side flat to give him an easy outlet in case there’s trouble.

Also, the Chicago Bears can count on Trubisky to make quick, accurate throws on sprint-outs to either side.

Basically, if you want your quarterback to be able to put pressure on a defense simply by being able to move well, Trubisky’s your guy. Expect a few plays where you’ll be saying to yourself, “Wow, imagine Glennon trying to do that.”

That should be good for a laugh.