1) Mitchell Trubisky is looking like a he could be trouble for opposing defenses for many, many years. What is he doing better this season compared to his rookie campaign?
It’s almost unfair to count anything that happened last season toward Trubisky’s record. He was handicapped with a coaching staff that was playing not to lose rather than trying to win. They put Mitch into a terrible position last season with no real weapons in the passing game. His top receiver was Kendall Wright who had a cup of coffee with the Vikings before they cut him. Honestly, the only good that came out of the 2017 season was getting accustomed to the speed of the game and learning how to be a pro.
The Bears went out of their way to surround Trubisky with talent both in the coaching ranks as well as with the players on the field. They significantly upgraded their offensive coaching staff with Matt Nagy, Mark Helfrich, and Harry Heistand. They splurged in free agency to get targets Allen Robinson and Trey Burton while adding draft picks wide receivers Anthony Miller and Javon Wims.
The Bears have been working tirelessly to help Mitch develop. He has made big strides since his last appearance on SNF when the Packers surged past the Bears in the second half and Trubisky couldn’t rally the Bears to a last-minute comeback.
Trubisky is doing everything better than his rookie season, but the biggest improvement has been going through his progressions and keeping his eyes downfield. He’s used his feet well when necessary. Sunday will be his biggest test of 2018 against the stout Vikings defense.