Mitchell Trubisky, quarterback of the Chicago Bears, played for Mentor High School in his hometown, Mentor. Ohio is a great place for growing up to be a football player. Trubisky won the Mr. Football award, a honor that is bestowed on the top high school football player in the state. Mitchell was that good.
Although Mr. Ohio, his college football career was slow to develop. His last year at North Carolina, he was junior and had the starting role. Trubisky connected on 304 of 447 pass attempts for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns. He ran for 303 yards on 93 attempts. Trubisky is one of the players who can get better and better. At North Carolina, he played behind Marguise Williams in 2014 and 2015.
NFL stats will likely look different as Trubisky hits his stride. Now, he has 485 completions on 764 attempts, a 63.5 completion rate for 5416 yards, 31 TDs, 19 interceptions, and an 87.7 QB rating. I suppose there are people who will say Trubisky’s numbers don’t match up to the early years of the great QBs like Brady, Brees, and Rodgers, but I myself see more like kind qualities than differences. The big numbers generally don’t show up until about 5 seasons in for many QBs. The great ones will show a higher touchdown over interception ratio and a consistently solid percentage completion. Trubisky has size, mobility, intelligence and he displays a lot of emotional maturity.