The Chicago Bears are 2-0 for the first time since 2013 and Mitchell Trubisky is a big reason why.
The excitement for the Chicago Bears was high after Week One’s win against the Detroit Lions, coming back down 23-6 in the fourth quarter, led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The knock-on Trubisky was how the offense couldn’t move in the first half – he changed that fast against the New York Giants.
During the first drive against the Giants game on Sunday, Trubisky hit David Montgomery for his fourth passing touchdown of the season. The Bears would get a turnover three plays later, which resulted in a field goal. Before the end of the half, Trubisky hit Darnell Mooney for a touchdown, which is his fifth passing touchdown of the season.
At half time, Trubisky had already spread the ball out, throwing to 10 different players.
Those five passing touchdowns are more than Week one and two in 2018 and 2019 for Trubisky. He had just one passing touchdown in those four games over the past three seasons. Now, he has five to start the season.
Taking it back to his rookie season, he had just two in his first two games there. The first two games of the season have been a jinx for Trubisky that he has seemed to shrug off, as he not only is 2-0 for the first time to start a season, but he has two more passing touchdowns than his first two games of each season combined.
That’s an interesting stat that isn’t being talked about much. It’s also showing progress. In 2019, Trubisky had zero passing touchdowns after two games. It took him until Week three to throw his first touchdown. This year, he is on pace to throw 40-touchdowns. Will that happen? Probably not, but it shows just how well he’s started the season.
There are still some naysayers who believe Nick Foles should be the starting quarterback, but so far, the Bears are 2-0. Trubisky is having his best start to a season in his career, and things are looking up for this offense.
Trubisky should have had at least three touchdowns, but Anthony Miller missed a perfectly placed ball in the end zone that would have added to the Bears lead.
Fans who want to point out the obvious that the Bears struggled in the second half on offense have a point, but there were two critical plays that went against the offense.
The first play was Trubisky’s first interception, where it was a great defensive play on a tipped ball. The second play was Trubisky’s second interception. That play was a killer, as the Bears were moving the ball well. The interception wasn’t on Trubisky, it was on Allen Robinson. Robinson has to have those catches if he wants to be paid as a top wide receiver in football.
The biggest test of the season, so far, comes next week against the Falcons. It’ll be an interesting matchup. The Bears have to get the running game involved for the third straight week and Trubisky has to continue this passing-touchdown streak. If they can’t put up 25-30 points, it’ll be a tough game to win.