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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Everyone in the Windy City is excited about football this upcoming season and that’s mostly because of the success General Manger Ryan Pace has had. Pace brought in the perfect supporting cast for second year Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Now the former North Carolina University gunslinger will have to take the next step and elevate this ball club. The Bears are definitely trending in the right direction and Trubisky has to capitalize on that momentum. All of the natural tools are there but despite that Trubisky struggled as a rookie. The Bears starting QB threw for 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Those numbers are too low and the 59% completion percentage / 77.5 rating need improvement as well. The good news for Mitchell Trubisky is he’ll be much more aware the next time around. Most passers are overwhelmed in their first season of NFL action so it’s not time to hit the panic button yet. This next year will give us a glimpse of what Trubisky is really made of? It’s easy to believe that the Bears most important player will exceed expectations because of the talent he has around him. Chicago’s receivers didn’t get the job done in 2017 but the new group of Allen Robinson, Trey Burton, and Taylor Gabriel will pave the way for success. The NFC North is shaping up into a pretty tough division but the Bears are definitely going to shock a few teams. Collectively the talent on this roster is far greater than they’ve had the last couple of seasons. Which is going to lead to much more favorable results on game day. This team should be around the 7 or 8 wins mark. If Trubisky balls out though the victories could stack up even higher. Trubisky’s development is the underlining factor in Chicago’s quest for a winning season. That would be so big for first year Head Coach Matt Nagy’s regime. It’s all about hitting the ground running.
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