A Bright Future In Chicago?
I had to see it for myself.
I had to see the #2 overall pick in the NFL draft in action. The Chicago Bears paid a significant price for the right to move up one spot to draft Mitchell Trubisky. I get all the hate surrounding the move. “He only had 13 starts in college.” “Why trade multiple picks to move up just a single spot?” “Even after signing Mike Glennon in free agency?” I’m here to talk about what my eyes have seen after today’s training camp session. Mitch Trubisky has some work to do before he is NFL starter material. On the day, Trubisky was okay. He missed throws, held onto the ball too long at times and looked like, well, a rookie. I’m certain that the Bears fans in attendance weren’t too happy to see Mark Sanchez have a better day. But everything must be taken in stride. We knew Trubisky would need some time. The Bears have the luxury of Glennon to afford the young QB the chance to develop and not be thrown into the fire right away. But, at the same time, there is something the Bears seemingly haven’t had in a while at the QB position: hope. The young passer showed flashes of potential. The throws he made had a zip to them, he displayed his athleticism when moving the pocket. Granted, it was a no pads day and only so much can be taken away from training camp, but one thing cannot be denied about the Bears interesting offseason at the game’s most important position: if it all works out and Trubisky is a stud at QB, the price they paid to get him will be nothing more than an afterthought.