Chicago Bears: Can the Bears win a Super Bowl with Mitch Trubisky?

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The Chicago Bears will be relying on quarterback Mitch Trubisky to take the next step in 2019. The defense is great, but is it enough to win a Super Bowl?

The Chicago Bears came up short last season as they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky made an incredible leap in year two with the team and year one under head coach Matt Nagy. His 95.4 quarterback rating was nearly 20 points higher than his 2017 rating under then head coach, John Fox.

The Bears are pegged as one of the Super Bowl contenders this season. We know the defense will be rock solid this year as they return ten starters from last year’s squad. The offense is returning ten starters as well, but will need more consistency from Mitch Trubisky if they have aspirations of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in Miami.

He threw for over 3,200 yards in 2018 but he had some really bad interceptions. Several balls he forced to receivers were intercepted when they should have been thrown away.

Bears GM Ryan Pace has provided Trubisky with all the necessary firepower as they drafted shifty running back David Montgomery as well as wide receiver Riley Ridley. Expect seventh-round pick Kerrith Whyte to be utilized in some capacity to assist the offense as well.

There’s no doubt that the defense won some games for the Bears last season, and they will be counting on Trubisky and the Bears offense to score more points. Against both the Rams and Eagles last year, the offense scored just one touchdown. That’s not good enough to carry a team deep into the playoffs.

Realistically, Trubisky will need to throw for close to 4,000 yards this season, assuming he stays healthy for all 16 games. Had he stayed healthy last year, he would have thrown for close to 3,700 yards at his 230.2 yards-per-game average. Several games last season he exceeded 300 yards passing, but then would disappear for a couple games.

Let’s see how his games in 2018 compared to a 250 yards-per-game (ypg) average that would equate to 4,000 yards over the course of a 16-game season.

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You can see against the Buccaneers, Dolphins, Patriots and Lions, Trubisky was well beyond the 250 ypg average, but was far below it against the Bills, Vikings (both times), and Rams. Consistency will be key for Trubisky in 2019 as he looks to build off some of the mistakes he made last season.

He will be in year two under Matt Nagy’s offense and the Bears are not going to surprise anyone this year. With the combination of the defense and the potential of a 4,000 yard season from Trubisky, the Bears would figure to be a good shape for a deep postseason run.

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Trubisky will be facing both the Rams and Eagles again this season, as well as the Chiefs, Saints, and Cowboys as non-divisional opponents. He will need to perform at a much higher level than last season. I think if that happens, the Bears will be happy with their 2019 campaign and Bears fans will feel a lot more comfortable with Trubisky getting his extension in the offseason.

What are your thoughts on Trubisky having the potential to win a Super Bowl?