Scenario #2: Mitch Trubisky has multiple turnovers
Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky continues to improve each week and could very well develop into a solid NFL signal-caller. There’s been a ton of criticism about Trubisky this year, and at times it was deserved.
Lately, it seems as if Bears coach Matt Nagy is calling plays that maximize Trubisky’s control of the ball and limit his chances of making big mistakes. It’s a nice transition into a mode that will help this team win games by controlling possession and relying on their defense.
The Bears don’t need Trubisky to put the entire team on his back and throw five touchdowns to get a big playoff win. They need him to limit mistakes and take care of the ball. He also needs to pick and choose when he makes a risky deep throw.
How the defense plays will largely determine what type of offense the Bears run during this postseason. As long as this defense can slow down high-powered NFC offenses, look for Trubisky to be handing off a lot more to running backs Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard.
If this scenario were to come true, it could have devastating long-term consequences for the Bears. Sports fans in Chicago are passionate and intense. Many (including me) were quick to blame Trubisky during the team’s 3-3 start.
If Trubisky has a bad game with multiple turnovers and the Bears lose a close one, fans will assuredly be raging against the Mitch-chine and blame everything on the young quarterback. It’s one timeline I definitely don’t want to live in.