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Mitchell Trubisky is making his regular season debut, and I’ll be your guide to everything he does. The Bears are home underdogs on Monday Night Football, hosting division rival Minnesota and their stout defense.
Here’s a chronological timeline of tonight’s action:
Trubisky came out to applause on the game’s opening drive, as the Bears received the opening kickoff.
Trubisky’s first NFL throw was a third-down conversion to Kendall Wright, throwing a sideline out route away from coverage. His next ball was over the middle for another first down, again to Wright.
The Bears appeared to enter the redzone on a beautiful rollout throw from Trubisky, but the play was negated by a holding penalty. The drive stalled at midfield and the Bears were forced to punt.
Trubisky Stat Line:
After four weeks of Mike Glennon, the Bears have seen enough. Mitchell Trubisky gets the start for the Bears, who have looked as competitive as any 1-3 team in football. Trubisky can lean on an excellent run game, but expect him to be aggressive when he gets the chance to throw. He showed in college and preseason that he has all the tools to be an NFL quarterback, and the run game will allow him bigger windows to make throws.
It bears noting (pun intended) that Chicago lost multiple wide receivers to injury before Trubisky’s debut. So if he comes out firing, think about what he could look like next year with Cameron Meridith and Kevin White on the outsides.