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Dynasty & Redraft: QB Mitch Trubisky, Bears

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Bears traded up with the 49ers to select North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Stunning. Owners of the No. 3 pick, Chicago surrendered this year's Nos. 3, 67 and 111 selections and a 2018 third-rounder to move up one spot. It means they faced intense competition. Trubisky (6’2/222) sat behind 2016 Packers camp arm Marquise Williams his first two seasons at UNC before taking the starting reigns as a redshirt junior last season and leading the Tar Heels to an 8-5 mark with school records in passing yards (3,748) and touchdowns (30). A plus athlete with 4.67 speed, Trubisky added five rushing TDs and is a legitimate scrambling threat. On tape, Trubisky impresses as a tough competitor with a quick release, but he showed a tendency to get squeamish when pressured and made only 13 college starts. The small sample makes him a frightening prospect. Nevertheless, Trubisky looks the part of a potential mid-range NFL starter with Ryan Tannehill-level tools. He'll compete with Mike Glennon for the Bears' starting job.

 

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On 5/8/2017 at 1:34 PM, Faust said:

When I saw this I thought "of course the first comments I hear from cutler are about chicagos qb" but he's probably right. People already hate the pick, if the season is going downhill because the team can't win why put him in and further damage his reputation with the fans. Give him a shot with a clean slate next year. If they can't win because glennon is making bonehead moves then go to your backup. You never know though, I think people expect him to fail, no one considers the fact that maybe the bears were right to draft him. 

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2 hours ago, Snorkelson said:

When I saw this I thought "of course the first comments I hear from cutler are about chicagos qb" but he's probably right. People already hate the pick, if the season is going downhill because the team can't win why put him in and further damage his reputation with the fans. Give him a shot with a clean slate next year. If they can't win because glennon is making bonehead moves then go to your backup. You never know though, I think people expect him to fail, no one considers the fact that maybe the bears were right to draft him. 

I've been seeing more and more excitement on Trubisky over the last week.  People are now over the draft and are focusing on the upcoming season.  Reports are coming out on how good he looks and how much scouts really liked him.  Apparently many scouts had him graded higher than any QB taken in the last 6 years or so.  As more details come out from how the draft really worked I think more people are happy with the pick.

The Trubisky hype train is picking up steam.

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4 hours ago, Alex P Keaton said:

Haha.  Picking up right where Cutler left off.  Amazing!

Seriously?  You're going to pick on a rookie for a few mistakes early in training camp as if he's the only one that's ever done it?

I bet you'll never comment on one positive thing he does in training camp. 

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56 minutes ago, Hawkeye21 said:

Seriously?  You're going to pick on a rookie for a few mistakes early in training camp as if he's the only one that's ever done it?

I bet you'll never comment on one positive thing he does in training camp. 

OMG.  Lighten up!!

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12 hours ago, Alex P Keaton said:

OMG.  Lighten up!!

Shouldn't it be "lighten up Francis" or am I getting too old for that joke?

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4 hours ago, Tool said:

Shouldn't it be "lighten up Francis" or am I getting too old for that joke?

Shorthand.  It was implied. ;)

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Chicago Tribune believes the Bears have "made it clear" No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky is the "future, not the present."

Taking stock of Trubisky's camp thus far, beat writer Brad Biggs asked rhetorically: "Would you like (Trubisky) to be a little bigger than the 6-foot-3 at which he's generously listed? No question." Biggs did praise Trubisky's release and athleticism. A 23 year old (this month) who's made 13 starts since high school, Trubisky will begin the year on the pine behind Mike Glennon. Be that as it may, it's practically unheard of in this era for first-round quarterbacks not to make rookie starts.

Source:  Chicago Tribune

Aug 3 - 8:43 PM

 

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Mitchell Trubisky completed 18-of-25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' preseason opener.

Trubisky looked outstanding in his first NFL action. He consistently went through his reads quickly, navigated the pocket and passed with accuracy. After spoon-feeding him short throws to get his confidence up the Bears let him play more. He proceeded to make difficult throws on the run with precision. Despite it being a preseason game against the Broncos' second- and third-stringers, this was incredibly encouraging from this year's No. 2 overall pick.

 

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Just watched the highlight video and it was pretty impressive for his first game.  All the reports from camp about him looking good rolling out and throwing look to be true.  Two great passes where he rolled out to his right and placed the ball well along the sideline.  His pocket presence looked really good.  Accuracy was good.  He's pretty quick on his feet which seemed to really help him in the pocket and give the WRs more time.

I look forward to seeing more of him and hope there won't be any digression.

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2 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

:facepalm:

I don't think Fox had any intention of comparing Trubsky to Tebow based on the quote in the article.

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"The first time we threw Tim Tebow out there in Denver it was pretty similar," Fox said. "That brought quite a bit of attention."

He is just talking about the fans excitement about Tebow being similar, not the players.

This might be a comment Fox wished he kept to himself though.

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Traded for this guy after his first game. I'm getting on the train. He looked great. 

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I don't understand the fantasy analysis I'm hearing from some that he has no ceiling as a fantasy prospect.

He has the athleticism to pick up rushing yards (at least like Alex Smith) to go with the accurate arm. Ran for 300 yards and five TDs last season.

Guys like Evan Silva, whose opinions are usually reliable, just keep repeating that he only started 13 games in college as a certainty he will bust. It's time to actually find a valid critique. 

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Silva doesn't know ####.  

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Mitchell Trubisky is getting some reps with the first-team offense this week.

Trubisky has worked exclusively with the backups to this point. Mike Glennon will start Chicago's third preseason game, with Trubisky expected to get some reps with the first team in the second half. It's a positive development for the No. 2 overall pick, but Trubisky remains unlikely to unseat Glennon before Week 1.

Source: Jeff Dickerson on Twitter 

Aug 23 - 5:44 PM

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Money Mitch

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I am a Vikings fan and hate to say this: The Bears have a future star.  What I have seen so far this pre-season convinced me that this guy has the IT factor.  He will undoubtedly have some growing pains but I fear that sooner than later he will be giving NFC North teams fits. 

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On 8/15/2017 at 7:01 AM, ryno1980 said:

I don't understand the fantasy analysis I'm hearing from some that he has no ceiling as a fantasy prospect.

He has the athleticism to pick up rushing yards (at least like Alex Smith) to go with the accurate arm. Ran for 300 yards and five TDs last season.

Guys like Evan Silva, whose opinions are usually reliable, just keep repeating that he only started 13 games in college as a certainty he will bust. It's time to actually find a valid critique. 

One big knock on Tribusky is that he was awful at feeling the pocket.  When blitz packages came in, he would usually have no idea and get slammed and cough up the football.  I'm not sure how well that flaw would show up in preseason but against a regular season blitz package it might be more evident.

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1 hour ago, Riversco said:

One big knock on Tribusky is that he was awful at feeling the pocket.  When blitz packages came in, he would usually have no idea and get slammed and cough up the football.  I'm not sure how well that flaw would show up in preseason but against a regular season blitz package it might be more evident.

Will definitely be something to watch 

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For what it's worth, just grabbed him with the 25th pick of a 14 team dynasty, rookie draft.  Couldn't believe he fell there.  Watson and Mahomes went ahead of him.  I wasn't planning on taking a QB, but with how well he has played so far, I figured it was pretty low risk for where I got him.  After watching highlights and reading up on him, I'm pretty enthusiastic about his chances.  I'm surprised, for example, that this thread is only three pages deep.  Just about the quietest I can remember the world being about a quarterback taken with the #2 pick.

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I think there will be more chatter once it looks like he will be the starter. He's obviously gotten rave reviews.

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21 minutes ago, Flint Fireballs! said:

For what it's worth, just grabbed him with the 25th pick of a 14 team dynasty, rookie draft.  Couldn't believe he fell there.  Watson and Mahomes went ahead of him.  I wasn't planning on taking a QB, but with how well he has played so far, I figured it was pretty low risk for where I got him.  After watching highlights and reading up on him, I'm pretty enthusiastic about his chances.  I'm surprised, for example, that this thread is only three pages deep.  Just about the quietest I can remember the world being about a quarterback taken with the #2 pick.

Just got him at 24 imy 16 team dynasty.Mahomes went 4 picks earlier and Watson/Kizer went late 1st

Was targeting a QB at that pick and was hoping one would be there. 

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Mitchell Trubisky will play in the Bears' preseason finale on Thursday.

Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez won't. It means Trubisky, a player who has made 13 starts since high school and the Bears sold the farm to trade up for, couldn't beat out Sanchez for No. 2 duties. It could also mean coach John Fox is being a dunderheaded traditionalist, insisting on making Trubisky jump through hoops to "earn" his job. It's hard to believe the No. 2 overall pick won't make rookie starts, but it could be a while.

Source: Jeff Dickerson on Twitter

 

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Trubisky is not the third string QB regardless if they have him there on the depth chart or not.

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Only John fox could put his best chance at a star franchise qb into harms way in a meaningless game for the sake of saving mark Sanchez.  If I were a bears fan I would riot in the streets.   Imagine the scenario if he fears an ACL in this game.  

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