By Troy McManigal ‘19
The Bears are now shocking the world with one of the top quarterbacks available in the NFL. They drafted quarterback Mitchell Trubisky who was the second overall pick. With Mike Glennon not performing as he should, the fierce Chicago Bears made the gutsy call of starting the young
Mitchell Trubisky on Monday, October 9. Lots of Bears fans, especially our fellow Crusaders, were upset that it took this long for Trubisky to finally become the head honcho of the offense. But now that he has been given the opportunity, Trubisky can now show us what he’s made of. Personally, I think this is a huge turning point for the Chicago Bears. I’m glad they got rid of Mike Glennon, because I really think the Chicago Bears can go far with Mitchell Trubisky.
Coming from a small high school called Mentor High in Ohio, Trubisky has always been a stud athlete. During his high school career,Trubisky passed for over nine thousand yards and scored over 90 touchdowns. He was nicknamed “Mr. Football” in Ohio. Soon after high school, he was recruited to play for North Carolina; by the time he was a sophomore, he was starting as quarterback. Trubisky grabbed his first start as a Bear on Monday, October 9, at Soldier Field.
All the excitement of Trubisky’s first appearance at Soldier Field was dampened by the loss inflicted on them by their NFC rivals, the Minnesota Vikings. The rookie had a mediocre night, throwing for 128 yards and completing 12 out of 25 passes. Trubisky was able to demonstrate some of his physical strengths such as his most prominent attribute – being mobile. With the loss, the Chicago Bears are now 1-4. They have a chance to redeem themselves in the upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 15, at 12:00 P.M.