Mitchell Trubisky

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Mitchell Trubisky
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Trubisky at Halas Hall in 2017
No. 10 – Chicago Bears
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 24)
Mentor, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school: Mentor (Mentor, Ohio)
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2018
TDINT: 9–9
Passing yards: 2,564
Completion percentage: 61.2
Passer rating: 77.9
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Mitchell David "Mitch" Trubisky (born August 20, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina, and was drafted by the Bears with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Trubisky attended Mentor High School in Mentor, Ohio, where he played for the Cardinals football team.[1] During his high school football career, he passed for 9,126 yards and 92 touchdowns and rushed for 1,559 career yards and 33 touchdowns. He was the recipient of the Ohio Mr. Football Award in 2012. Trubisky committed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to play college football under head coach Larry Fedora.[2]

College career[edit]

Trubisky redshirted for his first year at North Carolina in 2013.[3]

Trubisky played in ten games as a backup to starter Marquise Williams in 2014. He made his collegiate debut in relief of Williams against Liberty in a 56–29 victory. In the game, he was 10-of-16 for 66 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He threw his first career touchdown to tight end Jack Tabb in the third quarter.[4] He appeared in North Carolina's bowl game at the end of the season against Rutgers. In the 2014 Quick Lane Bowl, he was 7-of-9 for 65 yards and a touchdown, which was a pass to receiver Kendrick Singleton, in the 40–21 loss to the Scarlet Knights.[5] He completed 42-of-78 passes for 459 yards, five touchdowns, and four interceptions.[6]

As a sophomore, Trubisky again served as the backup to Williams, appearing in nine games in the 2015 season. He made his season debut against North Carolina A&T. In the game, he was 5-of-7 for 37 yards and a touchdown. In addition, he had a 35-yard rushing touchdown in the 53–14 victory.[7] He had a career day against Delaware on September 26. Against the Fightin' Blue Hens, he was 17-of-20 for 312 yards and four touchdowns in the 41–14 victory.[8] He did make an appearance in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson on December 5. He completed his lone pass attempt for 16 yards.[9] He completed 40-of-47 passes for 555 yards and six touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns.[10]

As a junior, Trubisky took over as the starting quarterback in 2016. He started in all 13 games in the 2016 season. In the season-opening 33–24 loss to Georgia, he was 24-of-40 for 156 yards. He added three rushes for seven yards and one touchdown.[11] In the following week against Illinois, he had 265 passing yards and two touchdowns. In addition, he had nine rushes for 42 yards and two rushing touchdowns in the 48–23 victory.[12] Two weeks later against Pittsburgh, he had a career-day through the air. He was 35-of-46 for 453 yards and five touchdowns in the 37–36 victory.[13] On November 5, against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, he had his first career reception, which was for eight yards.[14] In the 2016 Sun Bowl against Stanford, he was 23-of-39 for 280 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in his final collegiate game, a 25–23 loss.[15] He recorded 3,748 passing yards with 30 touchdowns and six interceptions in his junior season.[16] As a result of his successful junior season, he was named a member of the third-team All-ACC. Trubisky decided to forego his senior season and declared for the 2017 NFL Draft on January 9, 2017, opting to give up his final year of college eligibility.[17][18][19]

College statistics[edit]

Passing
Year Team GP Cmp Att Pct Yards TDs Int
2014 North Carolina 9 42 78 53.8 459 5 4
2015 North Carolina 9 40 47 85.1 555 6 0
2016 North Carolina 13 304 447 68.0 3,748 30 6
Total 31 386 572 67.5 4,762 41 10

[20]

Professional career[edit]

Coming out of college, Trubisky was projected to be a first round pick by the majority of scouts and analysts.[21] ESPN and Pro Football Focus ranked Trubisky the second best quarterback, NFLDraftScout.com ranked him as the top quarterback in the draft, and Sports Illustrated ranked him the fourth best quarterback available.[22][23][24][25]

External video
Mitchell Trubisky's NFL combine workout
Trubisky's positional drills
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 2 18 in
(1.88 m)
222 lb
(101 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.67 s 4.25 s 6.87 s 27 12 in
(0.70 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
25[26]
All values from NFL Combine[21]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Trubisky in the tunnel before a 2017 game against the Detroit Lions

Trubisky was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft (after defensive end Myles Garrett was selected by the Cleveland Browns first overall).[27] The Bears moved up from the third overall pick by trading the San Francisco 49ers two third-round picks and a fourth-round pick.[28][29]

External video
Bears select Trubisky second overall
Trubisky Draft All Access video

During the 2017 preseason, Trubisky recorded the third-highest passer rating of the 29 quarterbacks with at least 50 passes with 106.2, along with three touchdowns and no interceptions.[30] Despite his strong preseason, he was named the backup to Mike Glennon for the 2017 regular season.[31][32] After the Bears started the season with a 1–3 record, head coach John Fox benched Glennon and Trubisky was named the starter for Week 5.[33][34][35] Trubisky made his first regular season start on October 9, 2017, against the Minnesota Vikings, where he completed 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, as the Bears lost 20–17 on Monday Night Football. His first career touchdown was a 20-yard pass to tight end Zach Miller.[36][37] In his next start, he completed 8 of 16 passes, including a touchdown and a critical completion in overtime that set up a game-winning field goal in a 27–24 win over the Baltimore Ravens.[38] During Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers, Trubisky was limited to 107 passing yards, but with the defense forcing three turnovers and two defensive touchdowns, the Bears won by a score of 17–3.[39] During Week 12, Trubisky completed 17 for 33 passes for 147 yards and two interceptions en route to a 31–3 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.[40] The following week, Trubisky completed 12 of 15 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers, but a late field goal by Robbie Gould lifted the 49ers to a 15–14 victory.[40] During Week 14, however, he completed 25 of 32 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown to seal a 33–7 blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals, snapping a five-game losing streak as well as posting a 112.4 passer rating.[41] In Week 15, he struggled against the Detroit Lions; despite finishing with 314 passing yards and a touchdown, he also threw three interceptions as the Bears lost 20–10.[42] In the next game, a 20–3 victory over the Cleveland Browns, Trubisky threw for 193 yards; increasing his season passing yard total to 2,015, the most by a rookie in Bears history.[43][44] In the regular season finale, a 23–10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, he had 178 passing yards and no interceptions.[45] Trubisky ended his rookie season with a 4–8 record in 12 starts, seven touchdown passes, and seven interceptions.[46] He also ran for 248 yards, the most by a Bears quarterback since Kordell Stewart in 2003.[43]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Fumbles
G GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD Fum Lost
2017 CHI 12 12 196 330 59.4 2,193 6.6 7 7 77.5 41 248 6.0 2 10 3
Career 12 12 196 330 59.4 2,193 6.6 7 7 77.5 41 248 6.0 2 10 3

Personal life[edit]

He is nicknamed "Mr. Biscuit" as a play on his name.[47][48]

References[edit]

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