Chicago Bears: Why sticking with Trubisky is the right move

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So. Many. Weaknesses.

Look, Trubisky struggled in so many areas this season. He really didn’t have any strong points at all.

But that being said, it’s entirely unfair to place all of the blame on Tru’s shoulders.

The play calling was terrible. The run game was nearly obsolete. The receivers would have dropped their own baby if thrown their way. The tight end position was completely ineffective.

There just weren’t many positives on the team.

The Bears have already begun to make significant changes, as they fired offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, their tight ends coach, offensive line coach, and assistant special teams coach.

Need we remind you that this is a club who made it to the Super Bowl with Rex fricking Grossman under center?

And you know why?

The ran the ball. Their defense was ridiculously solid. They had multiple Pro Bowlers in front of Grossman on the line. They had solid play calling under head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Ron Turner.

If the Bears are able to focus on those points, it will take a significant amount of pressure off of Trubisky.

It wasn’t that Trubisky was that much better in 2018. It was that they did other things well.

In 2018, he was 20th in passing yards, 42nd in completion percentage and 44th in quarterback rating.

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With some improvement around him and some smarter play-calling, the Bears could again be a playoff contender with Mitch Trubisky.