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Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Date of Birth:  08/20/1994
Age:  27
Height  6'2"
Weight:   222
College:  North Carolina
Drafted:  2017 | Round 1 | Pick 2
Depth Chart:  Starter

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB


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Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

The Steelers are signing Mitchell Trubisky, according to multiple reports.

The former No. 2 overall pick rebuilt his value a bit in one year with the Bills, and he heads to a Steelers team looking to contend in 2022. Mason Rudolph, who is above .500 for Pittsburgh, and Dwayne Haskins remain in the mix, but Trubisky should be the favorite to start for the Steelers this season. Trubisky is a dual threat quarterback that's arguably received unfair criticism from a negative media that unfairly compared him to Patrick Mahomes. Remember, Trubisky was 29-21 as the starting quarterback for the Bears, and now he'll be in a somewhat similar situation for a team that wants to play physically while running the ball and playing strong defense. From a fantasy perspective, Trubisky might be a solid fit with Diontae Johnson, who can create separation against defenders.

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The Bills have placed Mitchell Trubisky on the COVID-19 list.

Trubisky will be out tomorrow versus the Jaguars, but hopefully he’s feeling OK and will be good to return in Week 10. Buffalo will likely call Davis Webb up from the practice squad to backup Josh Allen this weekend.

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Mitchell Trubisky is signing with the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It's a bit of a surprise that Trubisky didn't sign somewhere that he would have given him a chance to compete for the starting job, but Buffalo has clearly become a "destination" over the past couple of years, and he will now slide in as the No. 2 quarterback behind Josh Allen with a chance to win a ring. Taking a long-term outlook, Trubisky could view a chance to learn under Brian Daboll as an opportunity to reach his potential with basically a year to reset. This news likely means Matt Barkley won't be re-signing, but the Bills likely viewed the mobility/upside of Trubisky (29-21 career record) as a priority based on Allen's play style.

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Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will miss a few weeks.

Trubisky entered the game for one play and handled a zone-read last Sunday against the Saints, and unluckily he was injured on the play. This isn't a huge deal from a fantasy perspective, with Chicago locked in with Nick Foles at quarterback.

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The Bears have benched Mitchell Trubisky.

Chicago is down by 16 points and looking for a spark against the Falcons, so they are turning to veteran signal-caller Nick Foles. This will allow Trubisky to take a step back and watch the game from another perspective, but there's a chance he doesn't regain the starting job if Foles operates Matt Nagy's offense well. Trubisky was 13/22 for 128 yards, one touchdown, and one interception along with a 45-yard carry today before being benched.

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Mitchell Trubisky leads Bears comeback in Week 1.

It was not a good start for Trubisky and the Bears offensively against the Lions, but Trubisky led Chicago to 21 fourth-quarter points in an impressive comeback victory to open the year. Trubisky started 7/17 passing, and it wouldn't have been a surprise if the Bears went to former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles at quarterback; but Matt Nagy stuck with Trubisky, who tossed three fourth-quarter scores and finished 20/36 for 242 yards and three touchdowns while adding three carries for 26 yards. Trubisky and the Bears will look to keep the momentum going into a Week 2 matchup with the Giants.

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The Bears are expected to name Mitchell Trubisky as their starting quarterback, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy has said that he didn't want to name a starter before Week 1 (for a competitive advantage), but it appears the team has let their plans slip already with still over a week to go before kickoff. This is a bit of a surprise after Chicago added former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, but it might be a very good sign and indication that Trubisky improved this offseason after getting a push from the veteran. One way or another, the Bears should get improved play from the quarterback position, and it'll start with the former No. 2 overall pick under center when they face the Lions. Allen Robinson probably would have benefitted from Foles as the starter.

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The Bears are declining Mitchell Trubisky's fifth-year option, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Trubisky will be under contract with the Bears in 2020 and then be able to hit free agency—which could set him up for a nice payday in Chicago or someplace else if he's able to beat out Nick Foles and have a successful season. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft has gone 23-18 in three years (including 19-10 under Matt Nagy), so the criticism of him has certainly been overblown for the most part. The Bears should be in good hands no matter who is under center come Week 1.

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Mitchell Trubisky had left shoulder surgery.

This is stemming from Trubisky's left shoulder injury (a partially torn labrum) the forced him to miss action last season. Because this is to Trubisky's non-throwing shoulder, the procedure should be relatively minor. He should be ready at some point during offseason training (if not at the very beginning) as he approaches a critical fourth NFL season.

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Mitchell Trubisky is off the Week 12 injury report.

Despite a hip pointer forcing him out late in last Sunday night's loss to the Rams, Trubisky practiced fully all week and is ready to go against the Giants. There's obviously downside considering how Chicago has played offensively this season, but Trubisky should be a pretty good QB2 option in a good matchup.

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Mitchell Trubisky (hip) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

Trubisky said he was going to try to practice, and Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that he hoped he would, and Chicago's starting quarterback was indeed able to give it a go; it appears all went well considering Trubisky was a full participant, and he looks on track to play this Sunday against the Giants. If anything changes before Friday, we'll let you know, but check back ahead of the weekend for Trubisky's official Week 12 status.

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Mitchell Trubisky has a right hip pointer.

It appears Trubisky is indeed injured after it looked like he was just benched in last night's loss to the Rams (based on Bears head coach Matt Nagy's conversation with the third-year quarterback). The injury was suffered on a second-quarter sack. Trubisky's status for Week 12 against the Giants is now up in the air, and we'll track his status throughout this week leading up to Sunday. Chase Daniel started against the Giants last season while Trubisky dealt with a shoulder injury.

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Mitchell Trubisky (left shoulder) is officially active for Week 7.

Trubisky was officially listed as questionable ahead of the weekend, but he was a full practice participant all week and was expected to be good to go today. The third-year quarterback has a tough matchup against a Saints defense that’s been playing well, so he should be more of a QB2 option for Week 7.

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The Bears have officially listed Mitchell Trubisky (left shoulder) as questionable for Week 7.

Trubisky practiced fully all week and is expected to play this Sunday against the Saints, but it's not a lock. And the Bears do not play until 4:25 PM ET, so you'll need a backup plan from the later slate of games in mind if you're planning to use Trubisky in your fantasy lineup this week. Chase Daniel would be set to start his second consecutive game if Trubisky happens to remain out.

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Mitchell Trubisky (left shoulder) officially practiced fully today.

The Bears are optimistic that Trubisky will be ready to go following the bye week after missing just one game, and we expect that he will play against the Saints on Sunday. We'll update you if anything changes when the final Week 7 injury report is released on Friday, but Trubisky should be good to go for Chicago.

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Mitchell Trubisky reportedly should be back "sooner rather than later."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Trubisky's MRI on his left shoulder revealed a disclosed left shoulder with a slight labrum tear, but that the third-year quarterback does not need surgery. Schefter is being told Trubisky should be back "sooner rather than later." This is good news after Trubisky had to leave yesterday's game early against the Vikings, as surgery might have wiped out the rest of the year for the Bears starter. Because this is the left non-throwing shoulder for Trubisky, we expect he'll be back at some point in October. However, if veteran Chase Daniel continues to play well in Trubisky's absence, Chicago might remain more patient with their franchise quarterback getting back on the field.

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Mitchell Trubisky (left shoulder) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

Being ruled out so fast obviously indicates Trubisky might be dealing with a serious shoulder injury. Before leaving, Trubisky was 2/3 for nine yards. Chase Daniel is in the game for the Bears and has looked really good, already leading Chicago to a touchdown drive. More information on the extent of Trubisky's injury should be available in the next couple of days.

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Mitchell Trubisky leaves game with apparent left shoulder injury.

Trubisky was tackled and appeared to have his left shoulder stretch awkwardly. The third-year quarterback was hanging his left arm and was walking with a trainer toward the locker room. Chase Daniel is now in the game for Chicago against Minnesota. We'll update you as more information becomes available on Trubisky's status.

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Mitchell Trubisky struggles in opening night loss to the Packers.

Trubisky was 26/45 for 228 yards and one interception in a 10-3 defeat, and he added just 11 yards on the ground. Overall, it was a rough night for the third-year signal-caller, as Trubisky showed inconsistent accuracy and left some plays on the field. That said, Green Bay has an underrated defense, and Matt Nagy might be putting too much pressure on Trubisky by continually rotating in different personnel groupings rather than sticking with a core that works. The offense should improve with more reps together, but it might be time to simplify things. For now, fantasy owners rolling with Trubisky should look in another direction as the Bears head to Denver for Week 2.

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Mitchell Trubisky, Bears lose to the Eagles in the Wild Card Round, 16-15.

Trubisky was 26/43 for 303 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for nine yards. The Bears had a chance to win on a last-second field goal attempt from 43 yards away, but Cody Parkey hit the upright and crossbar, ending Chicago's season. It was a little surprising that Matt Nagy didn't have Trubisky run a little more than he did against a defense that had struggled against mobile quarterbacks, but perhaps getting dinged up in the first half led to more passing for the North Carolina product. Still, Trubisky made good throws all night (though there were a few dropped interceptions), and the future is clearly very bright. If the connection with Allen Robinson (10/143/1 on 13 targets) continues to develop this offseason, Trubisky should be a QB1 in 2019.

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Mitchell Trubisky, Bears improve to 12-4 with 24-10 win over the Vikings.

Trubisky was 18/26 for 163 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for 16 yards. The Bears sat some guys like Allen Robinson (ribs) that were less than 100%, but Trubisky and everyone else played, knocking Minnesota out of playoff contention. Trubisky's regular season ends by competing 66.6% of his passes for 3,223 yards and a 24:12 touchdown-interception ratio with 68 carries for 421 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. The 24-year-old will probably be the key for how far Chicago can go in the playoffs, but they stay at home next Sunday to take on the red-hot Eagles.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws one touchdown against the Niners.

Trubisky was 25/29 for 246 yards and one touchdown along with five carries for three yards and a fumble los in the Bears’ Week 16 victory. The second-year quarterback was very efficient and kept the offense moving while spreading the ball to ten different receivers, but the highlight might have been when he was hit late, which started a scuffle at the Bears sideline that led to the ejections of Richard Sherman, Anthony Miller, and Josh Bellamy for throwing punches. Chicago is still alive for the No. 2 seed in the NFC, so Trubisky will be out there against a tough Vikings defense fighting for its playoff life. There are probably better QB1 options with fantasy titles on the line in Week 17.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws two touchdowns as the Bears clinch the NFC North.

Trubisky was 20/28 for 235 yards and two touchdowns along with three carries for 16 yards in the Week 15 victory against the Packers, helping the Bears clinch their first division title since 2010 while picking up their first home win over Green Bay since that season. The second-year quarterback played well, spreading the ball to his receivers while smoothly operating Matt Nagy's offense. One touchdown was an absolute laser to Trey Burton in the end zone; and the other score was a checkdown to Tarik Cohen, who zoomed to the end zone for 12 yards. This was more like it after Trubisky struggled last Sunday night against the Rams, and he'll be in the QB1 mix for fantasy finals next week against the Niners.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws three interceptions against the Rams.

Trubisky was 16/30 for 110 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions along with six carries for 23 yards in the Bears’ Sunday night victory. The score came on a very heavy formation with defensive linemen in the game, as he did a play-action fake to defensive lineman Akiem Hicks and hit offensive tackle Bradley Sowell for a two-yard touchdown. The second-year quarterback obviously didn’t have a great game and struggled with inaccuracy, but it was kind of just one of those types of games, with Jared Goff throwing four interceptions of his own on the other side. Trubisky will look to bounce back next week against the Packers in the second week of the fantasy playoffs.

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Mitchell Trubisky is off the Week 14 injury report.

Trubisky is good to go for Sunday night against the Rams after missing the last two games with his right throwing shoulder injury. He might not be quite 100%, but it’s close enough otherwise the Bears would not be putting him out there. As usual, Trubisky offers upside in fantasy lineups given his dual-threat ability, but there are probably better QB1 options out there for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

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Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) was a full participant in today's practice.

This is a great sign for Trubisky to start the week, especially as he was expected to be a limited participant in today's practice. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that he “feels strong” that Trubisky will play against the Rams on Sunday night, and Trubisky himself said he feels he’ll be 100% soon and is ready to play but that he “just has to show coach.” After a full practice, it looks like he did. Barring a setback, the second-year quarterback looks on track to play in Week 14.

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Mitchell Trubisky (right hip) is officially out for Week 13.

This was basically just a formality, as Trubisky was listed as doubtful on the injury report. Chase Daniel will be under-center against the Giants and is in the mix for two-QB leagues. Now we just have to hope this shoulder injury doesn’t continue to linger for Trubisky, as he was initially expected to miss just Thanksgiving with the injury. There’s optimism, as he reportedly looked good throwing the ball throughout this week. The Bears face the Rams next Sunday night, so they’d obviously love their franchise quarterback to be out there for that game.

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Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 13.

Trubisky had been able to be a limited participant in practice, but he did not practice today, which might not be a great sign. There should probably be some concern this shoulder injury could linger, as there was previously optimism that he’d only miss the Thanksgiving game against the Lions and now he'll likely miss his second straight game, but hopefully Trubisky makes progress and can get back on the field soon. He'll likely be ruled out on Sunday morning.

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The Bears are planning on starting Chase Daniel in Week 13, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) was limited in yesterday's practice, which is a good sign, but Chicago appears to be playing it safe with their franchise quarterback. It's probably the smart move to avoid any long-term or further issues to his important throwing arm, and it probably helps that the Bears are 8-3 and in good playoff position with a matchup against a three-win Giants team. Daniel is a QB2 option for Week 13, and we expect Trubisky will be ready to go for Week 14's big Sunday night matchup against the Rams. We'll update you if anything changes on Trubisky's status today or tomorrow ahead of the final injury report being released.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) was officially limited in today's practice.

As usual, some people jumped to conclusions and took Bears head coach Matt Nagy saying that he didn't think Trubisky would practice as Trubisky not practicing, but the second-year quarterback was officially an official participant. This is a good start to the week for Trubisky, and there should be some optimism about his Week 13 status. Ideally, he'll get up to a full practice by Friday, though.

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Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is officially inactive today against the Lions.

The exciting second-year quarterback officially isn't playing in the Thanksgiving matchup, so it will be Chase Daniel under-center for Chicago. Trubisky is expected to return in Week 13 against the Giants, but it probably shouldn't be considered a lock. We'll track his practice status next week.

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Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) is officially listed as doubtful for Thanksgiving.

Perhaps Trubisky will surprise and start tomorrow against the Lions, but it'll likely be Chase Daniel under-center for Chicago. This is a downgrade for the skill position players of the Bears, though Jordan Howard could get fed the ball more with his starting quarterback out of the lineup. Expect Trubisky to be inactive when the official actives and inactives are released around 11:00 AM ET tomorrow. Daniel won't be a highly-recommended QB option for Week 12.

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Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) is considered day-to-day.

Trubisky injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter against the Vikings on Sunday night, but the Bears seem to be optimistic that he'll be able to play on Thanksgiving against the Lions. The second-year quarterback might be headed for a questionable tag tomorrow, but we'll update you when the final Week 12 injury report is released. Keep in mind the Bears probably aren't going to rush their franchise quarterback if it risks further injury.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws one touchdown in Bears' win.

Trubisky was 20/31 for 165 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions along with ten carries for 43 yards and a two-point conversion pass against the Vikings. Early in the game, Trubisky used his athleticism to make a ton of plays, and he arguably played better than the numbers indicate. The score came in the second quarter on an on-the-run throw to Anthony Miller for 18 yards. The first interception was a bad decision into triple coverage against a Tampa 2 zone coverage, but the second might have just been a miscommunication with Allen Robinson. Trubisky has been up and down, but remember he doesn't have much experience dating back to college. He offers a lot of upside on Thanksgiving against a Lions team he just lit up for four total touchdowns in Week 10.

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Mitchell Trubisky, Bears shred the Lions in 34-22 victory.

Trubisky was 23/30 for 355 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for 18 yards and another score. Basically all the damage was done in the first half with Chicago jumping out to a 26-0 lead, as the team had four consecutive touchdown drives; the first was capped off by Tarik Cohen's three-yard run, then Trubisky took over with a 36-yard touchdown to Allen Robinson, a 45-yard pass to Anthony Miller, and a four-yard rush of his own. In the second half, the second-year quarterback connected with Robinson for another score (26 yards) to help put the Bears in first place ahead of next Sunday night's matchup against Minnesota. It's probably a shy-away spot for Trubisky, but he's been so good that it'll be difficult to move him down the rankings too much.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws one touchdown in Bears' win.

Trubisky wasn't asked to do much in Chicago's blowout win against Buffalo, especially with the Bears scoring two defensive touchdowns. The second-year quarterback was 12/20 for 135 yards, one touchdown, and one interception along with one carry for six yards. The touchdown was on a short pass to the flat to a wide-open Trey Burton, and the interception was on an inaccurate deep pass intended for Burton. Through eight games, Trubisky is on pace for 3,898 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, and 14 interceptions along with 82 carries for 496 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. He's been inconsistent to this point, but Trubisky offers enough weekly upside to be in the QB1 conversation most weeks.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws two touchdowns in Bears' win.

Trubisky was 16/29 for 220 yards and two touchdowns along with six carries for 51 yards against the Jets. The first touchdown was a 70-yard score on a screen pass to Tarik Cohen, and the second was a nice back-shoulder type of throw to Anthony Miller for four yards. The second-year quarterback has a tough matchup against Buffalo next week, making him a weaker QB1 option for Week 9. However, Trubisky's rushing ability continues to give him a solid floor and ceiling in fantasy lineups.

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Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears fall just short against the Patriots in Week 7.

Trubisky was 26/50 for 333 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions along with six carries for 81 yards and one touchdown. The passing scores were to Trey Burton and Tarik Cohen, and the rushing score was a crazy eight-yard touchdown run in which he ran over 71 yards as he scrambled from the right side of the field all the way to the other side and basically walked in untouched (it was poor defense from the Patriots on the play). Throughout the game, Trubisky had at least two or three interceptions dropped by the Patriots. On Chicago's final drive, Trubisky led his team in position for a Hail Mary attempt, and he launched a pass that came up just short of the end zone, as Kevin White caught it at the one-yard line and couldn't get in the end zone. Trubisky has been putting up huge fantasy points in recent weeks (43, 26, 31 in the last three games) so he's a QB1 option in Week 8, especially with some top quarterbacks on a bye week.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws three touchdowns in overtime loss.

Trubisky was 22/31 for 316 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception along with eight carries for 47 yards against the Dolphins. The touchdowns were to Allen Robinson, Trey Burton (on a shuffle pass), and Anthony Miller. The second-year quarterback had a costly fourth-quarter interception in the red zone, but overall he had a very good game and continues to show progress as Chicago's franchise quarterback. A Week 7 matchup with Bill Belichick's defense could be tough, but Trubisky offers upside in fantasy lineups.

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Mitchell Trubisky torches Bucs with six scores in 48-10 victory.

Shutting up the critics that basically called him a bust after a slow start to the season, Trubisky went 19/26 for 354 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for 53 yards. Had the Bucs been able to keep up, it might have been an even bigger day with five of his scores coming in the first half. Through four games, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft is completing 70.0% of his passes and is on pace for 3,780 passing yards, a 32:12 touchdown-interception ratio, 468 rushing yards, and four rushing touchdowns. Trubisky should have his confidence at an all-time high when Chicago returns from their Week 5 bye to face the Dolphins, but he probably remains a QB2 option.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws one interception in Bears' win.

Arizona had not played well defensively in their first two games of the season, but they played better against Chicago, limiting Jordan Howard on the ground and Trubisky through the air. Trubisky was 24/35 for 220 yards and one interception along with two carries for eight yards in the Week 3 victory. The Bears were down by 14 points early, but they scored 16 unanswered points (13 in the second half) of the win. Next week against the Buccaneers is a good matchup for Trubisky, but there are probably better QB1 options in fantasy lineups.

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Mitchell Trubisky has up-and-down game as the Bears top the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.

Trubisky was 25/34 for 200 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also rushed five times for 24 yards in a 24-17 victory. The first score came on a shovel pass to Trey Burton, and the second came on a 10-yard throw to Anthony Miller, but the touchdowns were sandwiched by an underthrown interception on a potential touchdown to Allen Robinson and another tipped ball that resulted in a turnover. Trubisky also could have had a costly turnover before the half by trying to thread it between two defenders in the red zone, but Seattle failed to make a play on the ball. Overall, it was a somewhat disappointing performance in a good matchup, and things will probably be tougher in Arizona next Sunday. Trubisky is just a QB2 option.

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Mitchell Trubisky plays well in Week 1 loss.

The Bears started hot under new head coach Matt Nagy, going right down the field for a touchdown on their first offensive drive of the game, with Trubisky punching it in on a zone-read. Overall, Trubisky was 23/35 for 171 passing yards along with seven carries for 32 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. He also lost a fumble in the game. The passing stats aren’t great, but Trubisky played better than those stats indicate, as he showed solid accuracy in and out of the pocket while showing great mobility and ability to throw on the run. He’ll face the Seahawks next Monday night.

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The Bears are going to use more run-pass options (RPOs) this season.

This has been known since the Bears hired former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as the head coach, and former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich as the offensive coordinator, but players have talked about it recently. New tight end Trey Burton—who came from the Eagles, a team that used RPOs as a big part of their Super Bowl run last season—said the RPOs are "unguardable." For second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, he can some RPOs in college at North Carolina, and he should be very comfortable with them in 2018 and beyond. Chicago's use of RPOs has to be seen as a positive for Trubisky's fantasy outlook this season.

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Mitchell Trubisky plays mistake-free in Bears' Week 17 loss.

Trubisky was 20/36 for 178 yards against the Vikings, ending the rookie's first NFL regular season. The second overall pick in the draft played in 12 games for the Bears, throwing for 2,193 yards with seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions with a 59.4% completion percentage. He also had 41 carries for 248 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. The athleticism was evident for the young gunslinger from North Carolina, and he'll have second-year-leap upside in 2018. It'll be interesting to see who the next head coach of the Bears is, as John Fox is reportedly set to be let go.

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Mitchell Trubisky plays well in Bears' Week 16 win.

Trubisky was sacked five times by the Browns, but he did a nice job against his hometown team, playing mistake-free football in some snowy Chicago conditions. The rookie quarterback was 14/23 for 193 yards along with seven carries for 44 rushing yards and a rushing score. The touchdown was on a quarterback draw that he took for four yards, and he did a snow angel celebration afterwards. Trubisky won't be a fantasy option against Minnesota next week, but it's good to see him continuing to show flashes that made him a top-two pick in the draft.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws three interceptions in Bears' loss.

The Bears were behind and couldn't get much going on the ground against the Lions, so the rookie quarterback threw the ball more than the team would've liked. Trubisky was 31/46 for 314 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the loss. He had only four interceptions total entering today's game, so this was a bit uncharacteristic for him—though the last interception might've been a miscommunication. Trubisky faces the Browns, who passed on him with the first pick in the draft earlier this year, but he's not a recommended fantasy option.

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Mitchell Trubisky plays well in Bears' win over the Bengals.

Trubisky had one of his best games of the season versus Cincinnati, going 25/32 for 271 yards and a touchdown while adding two carries for five yards and a touchdown on the ground. The passing score was by the goal line to rookie tight end Adam Shaheen, and the rushing score was on a zone read by the goal line that Trubisky basically walked in on. Trubisky has completed at least 78% of his passes over the last two games, and he'll look to keep it going next week against Detroit. He's not yet a reliable fantasy option, though.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws a touchdown against the 49ers.

The Niners ran a lot more plays in this one, as the Bears had only 15 passing attempts and 19 rushes in the game. Trubisky did play efficiently, though, going 12/15 for 102 and a touchdown while adding four carries for 19 yards on the ground. His athleticism remains evident, and these final four games of 2017 will hopefully help him carry momentum into his second season.

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Mitchell Trubisky throws two interceptions in loss to the Eagles.

The rookie quarterback didn't play a great game, but it was difficult to do much of anything against the red-hot Eagles, who held the Bears to six rushing yards. Trubisky was 17/33 for 147 yards and two interceptions while adding four carries for 12 yards in the Week 12 loss. The young gunslinger again flashed his talent, but a few passes were inaccurate—something he should improve with more experience. Trubisky needs more help around him, so he's not a recommended fantasy option until next season.

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Mitchell Trubisky, Bears fall to 3-7 with close loss to Detroit.

Trubisky was 18/30 for 179 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. He also did damage as a runner with six attempts for 53 yards, but lost a fumble. The touchdown pass came in the first quarter on a play-action pass at the one-yard line to Adam Shaheen, and it was the first end-zone connection between the two rookies. Trubisky isn't a fantasy option heading to a tough Philly environment next Sunday.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Mitchell Trubisky throws for career-high 297 yards in 23-16 loss to Green Bay.

Trubisky was 21/35 for 297 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. The second-0verall pick never had more than 164 passing yards in a game, so the bye week clearly helped him get more comfortable in the offense and with his receivers. Trubisky's score came in the fourth quarter on a 46-yard pass to Josh Bellamy, and his completion percentage (60%) was has best of the season. Chicago still stay at home to try to beat the Lions in Week 11. Trubisky isn't a recommended fantasy option.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Bears fall short to the Saints and drop to 3-5.

Down early to Drew Brees and the Saints in the Superdome, the Bears likely threw more than they would have like to against a New Orleans defense that's been impressive lately. Mitchell Trubisky was 14/32 for 164 yards and an interception, while also adding three carries for 53 yards (with a long of 46 yards). Trubisky also showed great toughness on a two-point conversion attempt late, taking a huge hit while throwing and popping right back up. The rookie hasn't topped 170 yards passing in any of his four starts, but he's shown some major flashes through four games. He gets a bye before facing the Packers in Week 10.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Bears win behind strong defense against the Panthers.

Chicago did an excellent job of making things extremely easy on their rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, as they threw seven passes all game. Trubisky was 4/7 for 107 yards, with the biggest play coming on a 70-yard deep ball to Tarik Cohen that nearly went for a touchdown.  Trubisky did almost have a rushing touchdown on a scramble near the end zone, but his knee was down just before he crossed the plane. He's not a fantasy option right now with a run-heavy gameplan, even with a good matchup against New Orleans next week.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Mitchell Trubisky gets first career win as Bears top the Ravens in overtime.

Trubisky was 8/16 for 113 yards and one touchdown, as the Bears ran it a whopping 50 times with their running backs. The rookie also fumbled twice (lost one) and rushed four times for 32 yards of his own. Chicago wisely had a conservative game plan against a weak run defense, and staying on the ground allowed them to get a 27-24 win in Trubisky's first road start. The Bears return home in Week 7 to take on the Panthers. Trubisky isn't a fantasy option.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Mitchell Trubisky starts first NFL game for the Bears.

The second overall pick in the draft started off hot against a stingy Vikings defense, as the throws were on point and he was scrambling on bootlegs while putting throws on the money. But the Vikings did clamp down when the Bears were getting close to scoring territory, and overall Trubisky was 11/24 for 122 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and one lost fumble on a strip sack, while adding three carries for 22 yards. The touchdown, Trubisky's first of his career, was on a tipped pass in the end zone that went to tight end Zach Miller. After the touchdown, the Bears had one of the best two-point conversions you'll ever see, as they did a double handoff then pitch to Trubisky (you can see it in the link below). And the interception was a bad one with just over two minutes to go deep in his own territory. He made an ill-advised throw while scrambling to the right, and Vikings Pro Bowl safety Harrison Smith snatched the ball before it could get to Miller up the sideline. Obviously it wasn't a great decision, but he's a young inexperienced quarterback that was trying to make a play—it's certainly understandable. Trubisky faces another stingy defense when he faces the Ravens in Week 6.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Mitchell Trubisky will now be the starting quarterback for the Bears, according to ESPN.

Mike Glennon didn't play terrible through four games and he didn't have much help on the outside, but it was probably time to give the rookie a chance. The Bears were obviously in love with Trubisky, as they traded up from number three to number two in the draft to ensure his selection, and the former North Carolina gunslinger went on to have an awesome preseason that generated a lot of hope in Chicago. Now, he'll make his first NFL start on Monday night at home against the Vikings with the benefit of the mini bye week after the team played last Thursday. We do not recommend playing him against the Vikings, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Trubisky become an OK fantasy option this season.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Mitchell Trubisky was 2/5 for 10 yards in the Bears' preseason finale.

In his first NFL start, Chicago REALLY protected the second-overall pick, as they ran on each of the first nine plays, all of which resulted in three-and-outs. Trubisky got to throw a little bit after that, but they were safe play calls. Mike Glennon looks like the guy for Week 1, but Trubisky could make starts in 2017 on an underrated Bears roster.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Mitchell Trubisky plays great in Bears' third preseason game.

Trubisky started the second half for the Bears and played much of the second half, going 10/15 for 128 yards and a touchdown. The rookie threw a perfect deep ball to Tanner Gentry for a 45-yard touchdown, and he threw strikes throughout his time in the game. When Trubisky gets a clean pocket—like he did on the long touchdown—he is a very precise and accurate passer. Had Mike Glennon not also played very well in the first half, Trubisky would probably be starting in Week 1. However, expect Glennon to be under center when the Bears face the Falcons in Week 1.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Mitchell Trubisky is getting first-team reps in practice.

The rookie quarterback has been impressive while starter Mike Glennon has a struggled a little bit in the preseason. Chicago has made it clear Glennon is the starter, but the coaches are obviously going to play whoever they believe gives them the best chance to win. Glennon is expected to play the first half in Sunday's exhibition against the Titans, but Trubisky will also get time with the first team. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz only played in the first preseason game last season and he started in Week 1 as a rookie, so it wouldn't be the most surprising thing ever if Trubisky starts the season after Glennon was the top quarterback all offseason and preseason.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Rookie Trubisky plays well for second straight preseason game.

Mitchell Trubisky was 6/8 for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 preseason game against the Cardinals. We'll have to see if Trubisky gets any time with the first team in the third preseason game next Sunday, but the Bears seem intent on keeping Mike Glennon installed as the starter.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Rookie Mitchell Trubisky excites in his preseason debut for Chicago.

The second overall pick in the draft was 18/25 for 166 yards and a touchdown, along with three carries for 38 yards. Trubisky looked very calm and poised out there, avoiding mistakes and making good throws throughout his time in the game. He flashed big-time arm talent on a few of his throws, putting passes right on the money with great velocity. Mike Glennon was paid to be the starter, and the Bears have said he will be the starter this season, but he did struggle in his limited action (though it was against the Broncos' vaunted defense). We'll see if Trubisky, who is currently on the third team, will be elevated and get some time with the second team and/or starters.

Mitchell Trubisky | Steelers QB

Shocker: Bears trade up to get their guy; select UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky number two overall.

A one-year starter for the Tar Heels, Trubisky completed 68.2% of his passes for 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns, and six interceptions in his 13 starts. He showed he has the arm talent and decision-making to be a very good quarterback in the NFL, but it would be surprising if he saw fantasy relevance as a rookie. He's likely to sit behind Mike Glennon for his rookie season, but we'll see what happens. Chicago gave up two thirds and a fourth to move up from number three overall to number two overall for Trubisky.