A look at some of Mitchell Trubisky's impressive throws in preseason debut

Sheri Evans
August 12, 2017

So, who's ready to read way too much into preseason stats?

It wasn't just one play against Broncos - Glennon's horrendous decision to throw a awful pass on his second attempt of the game that resulted in 50-yard pick six for All-Pro cornerback Chris Harris Jr. - that was the Misery of the Midway, it was the entire stinking performance: 2 for 8, 0 yards, an INT and a 0.0 passer rating. He led three scoring drives after the Bears were skunked before he entered the game with 1:55 left in the first half. "I know the type of defense we have and the problem he gives our defense [in practice], I knew he could do it to anybody". And it continued into the second half.

The Chicago Bears took plenty of grief for trading up one spot in the 2017 National Football League draft to take North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, but the early returns couldn't have looked better for the rookie passer.

Klis reports that the absence of Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett helped lead the Broncos to sit Miller on Thursday night. While it was just the preseason-and Glennon was facing Denver's top defensive unit compared to the backups Trubisky faced-the rookie appeared to be the more capable playmaker in the small sample size.

"Our depth chart is not going to change after one game".

Glennon and Chicago's offense then promptly went three-and-out on their second series. It's time for the Bears to forget about that number and focus more on No. 2 - where they traded up to draft Mitchell Trubisky in April.

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The Bears have been searching for a franchise quarterback since Sid Luckman in the 1940s. And Glennon couldn't connect with Cam Meredith on a deep ball when it looked like the Berwyn native had separated a bit down the sideline.

It's hard to imagine the night could have gone much better for Pace.

Maybe a little lost in the Glennon disappointment/Trubisky hype was that Vic Fangio's defense had a solid day.

Thursday night's 24-17 win over the Bears also represented the first time the team could test the foundation of its new offensive scheme against another team.

"Mike's the starter", Trubisky said. "You don't have to look for as many keys". "So it's just kind of our base stuff, going out there and executing that and playing fast, which I thought we did a good job of, but again the penalties hurt us from moving the ball down the field like I wish we could have".

"It was important for me to not just let this moment go by", Trubisky said.

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