What we learned from the Chicago Bears loss to the Minnesota Vikings

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Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky
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Mitch Trubisky flashed his enormous potential

Well, that was exciting, huh?

I was a big fan of Jay Cutler, but this was different. I have never been this excited and on the edge of my seat watching a Chicago Bears’ quarterback play, which, given the history of Chicago Bears’ quarterbacks, may not be saying much.

Trubisky completed 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards while tallying 22 rushing yards on 3 attempts. He threw one touchdown and had one interception. Sure, those are not terrific numbers, but you have to understand the situation first.

The issue that Trubisky faced was this: the receivers did not scare them the Vikings.

Sure, Kendall Wright was a first-round pick and is a solid player. However, he is not a number-one option. Tre McBride showed some potential, but he only had one catch for 18 yards.

Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer knows that he can trust cornerbacks Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes, while safeties Andrew Sendejo and Harrison Smith patrol the middle of the field. This allowed them to blitz Trubisky. The receivers were not able to get open by the time pressure was in Trubisky’s face.

Trubisky still made some impressive plays. Here is the first throw of his career:

This play did not count, but the talent of Trubisky is clear:

Here is the touchdown pass to the tight end, Miller:

Now, after all of that, here is the most impressive throw of the day. It did not count because McBride was called for offensive pass interference, but my goodness this throw was jaw-dropping.

Now, the interception he had was bad. However, he was baited by a Pro bowl Safety, which is understandable in his first career game. He will learn from it.

The best part is that Trubisky is a leader. After the game, he shouldered the blame.

Trubisky will continue to get better as the season goes on. It is clear that this off-season, general manager Ryan Pace needs to surround him with weapons. The future is bright, and we should all be very excited for what it holds.