The Bears had their first pre-season game Thursday night in Chicago vs the Broncos. It was a meaningless game with the final score Broncos 24 Bears 17. The real story from the game was the buzz generated by the performance of Bears Rookie QB, Mitchell Trubisky. He completed his first ten passes and ended up 18 of 25 for 266 yards, 1 TD, and a QB rating of 103.1. The said to be #1 starter, Giraffe-looking Mike Glennon, threw a pick 6 on his third throw of the game and ended with a QB rating of 0.0. Yes, that is right, a goose egg!
It’s true that Glennon played against the starting defense of the Broncos that is tops in the league while the Rookie went up against 2nd and 3rd stringers, but who cares… The Bears didn’t trade up (whether that was necessary or not is still up for debate) to #2 to grab Trubisky to sit on the bench and rot.
So the question already has become, when will Tru (this is what Chicago die-hards are calling the rook) be starting for this team? For this season many fans already think it’s a matter of when not if. Glennon is owed $16m this year but who cares, nobody thinks he is the future and if the kid can play throw him out there. Bears fans are desperate for a QB that shows emotion and wins some games. Whether Trubisky ends up being a stud QB no one knows but its fun to have some hope. Overall, it’s going to be very interesting to see how this plays out.
If it were up to 710’s unofficial mascot and spokesman, Mike Ditka, he would be the starter tomorrow!
After the game Da Coach was caught telling TMZ, “What I saw out of Trubiksy for a rookie in his first game I thought was outstanding. I don’t know too many rookies, including Tom Brady, Fran Tarkenton or anybody else that’s ever had that kind of a start. Now, one game doesn’t make a career — I understand that — but the kid looked awfully good, he looked awfully composed, he threw the ball very accurately. I thought he made good decisions all the way through; avoided the rush at times. I don’t know what else you can ask of a quarterback. If he’s not your quarterback, you’ve got problems. It’s clear-cut. He should be your starter.”
Well there it is Chicago fans, if Ditka himself wants Tru to be the starter then let’s all jump on the bandwagon now! One preseason game in and the controversy is already national news. Now we all have to sit back and watch how this unfolds as the first game is still more than 4 weeks away.
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