Chicago Bears: Early offensive stat predictions for 2019 season

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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Passing — Mitchell Trubisky

Mitchell Trubisky

  • 368/530
  • 4,472 yards
  • 32 passing touchdowns
  • 13 interceptions

Let’s look, real quick, at what Mitchell Trubisky did last year. In his first full season as a starting quarterback, in a brand-new offense, under brand-new leadership and several brand-new teammates, he threw for 3,223 yards with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

In 2018, his per-game line looked like this: 230.2 yards, 1.71 touchdowns and 0.86 interceptions.

This will be his second full season as a starter, having an entire offseason with a playbook and many teammates he’s now had for a year. I fully expect Trubisky to take a step forward, and if you break down his game-by-game averages I have him set for in 2019, it will look like this: 279.6 yards, 2.0 touchdowns and 0.81 interceptions per contest.

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The biggest jump is, of course, in his yardage. I think being able to keep the defense honest with a more versatile running back like David Montgomery, plus a couple of other weapons in the back field, will help open things up a bit more for the young quarterback.

Trubisky is going to take a jump forward in 2019. Some may not be a believer just yet, but they will be.