Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky and the complete list of quarterback tiers

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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Above Average

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears

He has a long career ahead of him and could end up moving even higher amongst tiers — or lower. But, for now, the growth from Year 1 to Year 2 puts Mitchell Trubisky in the most common category in the NFL.

Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

For a few years, Kirk Cousins has put up phenomenal numbers. But, he’s also come up with some crucial mistakes. I want to put him higher, but I can’t bring myself to do it.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

This is where I’m going to take some heat. I realize he has an MVP, but I just can’t put him in the next tier up. He has too many big-game choke jobs to warrant “borderline elite” status.

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

I nearly dropped Matthew Stafford to average. But, without him, the Lions may have three or four 0-16 seasons over their last decade.

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Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Pre-injury, Deshaun Watson looked like the next elite quarterback. Since his ACL tear, he hasn’t been quite as electric.

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

Speaking of ACL, you’ll notice a common theme at the moment. Jimmy Garoppolo has a chance to be special, but it all depends on how he looks post-knee injury.

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

Yet another one. Carson Wentz very well could end up in the elite category, but he needs to prove he can stay healthy and put on a show for an entire year.

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

One of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the league, Cam Newton is always a threat. He’s always had a better arm than people give him credit for, and may be one of the best running quarterbacks of all time.

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Talk about a leap. Jared Goff looks night-and-day different from his rookie season. He’s had a few bad games when facing daunting defenses (cough, Chicago), bit is on his way to a consistently solid career.