Chicago Bears: Week three awards after ugly win in Arizona

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Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky
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Biggest disappointment of the week: Mitch Trubisky

The entire Bears team seems to be clicking, except at the most important position on the field. The Bears clearly have a top-tier defense. The team also added weapons like tight end Trey Burton and wide receiver Allen Robinson to help young quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Despite all this, Trubisky continues to struggle mightily as a starting NFL quarterback.

The Bears had success on the first drive of both of their first two games by marching down the field and scoring a touchdown. The offense looked well on their way to making it three in a row, but Trubisky panicked when he was pressured with a blitz on third down. He took a sack that resulted in a 15-yard loss and pushed the team to the edge of field goal range.

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Kicker Cody Parkey missed a 46-yard field goal that would’ve been a 31-yard field goal had Trubisky not taken such a devastating sack. The quarterback’s day didn’t get much better later in the first quarter when he fumbled deep in Bears territory and the Cardinals recovered.

Trubisky also had an interception on the day, but what’s possibly more worrying than his turnovers is the fact that the quarterback seems to really struggle throwing deep downfield. The interception came on a deep throw, but Trubisky also missed open receivers on two separate occasions that could’ve resulted in touchdown passes.

There’s no getting around it: Trubisky has to improve over the coming weeks, and he needs to do it significantly. Bears GM Ryan Pace traded up in the 2017 NFL Draft when he most likely didn’t have to in order to select Trubisky second overall. If he’s a bust in the NFL, Pace’s job will be in danger. It’s too early to say the young quarterback can’t improve, but this is definitely concerning.