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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky

The critics are aplenty. Mitchell Trubisky has done nothing to bring the criticism upon himself, but it’s there — it’s everywhere.

Whether you want to compare him to Patrick Mahomes, talk about the draft day trade or make up stories about how he only throws screen passes (h/t Michael Lombardi), Trubisky has heard it all I’m sure.

In his first year within a new offense, surrounded by a plethora of new players on offense, Trubisky took a giant step forward. He led all NFC North quarterbacks in QBR, ended up at the Pro Bowl as an alternate and brought his offense up a few notches from where it slid under John Fox.

Trubisky continues to grow. He is one of the better running quarterbacks in the league, which not everyone thought he would be coming out of North Carolina. His mobility outside of the pocket gives him another dimension which defenses need to worry about.

Does he have areas to improve upon? Sure. But, is he worthy of being the Bears’ franchise quarterback for the next 7-to-10 years? Absolutely. Unless he takes a severe step backwards, Trubisky is in Chicago for the long haul.

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