The Chicago Bears are coming off of a big season that saw them take the NFC North division title and make it into the playoffs. Unfortunately, they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in their first playoff game and were eliminated before they could make any postseason noise.
Mitchell Trubisky took a big step forward in his second NFL season. He went from being a controlled young quarterback in an unfriendly system to having head coach Matt Nagy completely open the game up for him. There is no question that he has a lot of work to do, but he is headed in the right direction.
Last season with the Bears, Trubisky ended up completing 66.6 percent of his pass attempts for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He also racked up 421 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
Chicago hasn’t had a franchise quarterback for a long time, but that seems to have changed. At just 24 years old, Trubisky is showing signs of being a potential future star.
All of that being said, the Bears are hoping to take another step forward in 2019. They have the defense to make a run, but will need their young quarterback and the offense to take another step forward.
What three way-too-early bold predictions can be made for Trubisky looking ahead to the 2019 season?
3. Trubisky Throws for 4,000 Yards, 30 Touchdowns
Stepping up is exactly what Trubisky will do in 2019. He may not put up superstar numbers, but throwing for 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns is a very solid season. Chicago will be much more dangerous with Trubisky playing at that kind of level.
Chicago recently traded away starting running back Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles. Nagy will be putting the football in Trubisky’s hands much more this year than he did in 2018.
Trubisky is more than ready to rise up and take a larger role within the offense. He is going to have a massive season.
2. Chicago Wins the NFC North Once Again
Nagy and the Bears are going to be trying to defend their division title in 2019. Winning the division will be the top goal for the franchise during the regular season, but that will not be an easy task.
Trubisky will find a way to lead his team to back-to-back division titles. Chicago is being viewed as a Super Bowl contender and they will not disappoint in the regular season. They will build off of their success from last season and have another big year in 2019.
1. Mitchell Trubisky Will Make Another Pro Bowl, This Time Outright
While he was a participant in the Pro Bowl last season, Trubisky was not originally selected to the game. He was added to the game due to other players being unable to play.
Looking ahead to 2019, Trubisky should put up much bigger numbers than he did in 2018. Those improved statistics will lead to Trubisky making the Pro Bowl. Chicago would love to see their starting quarterback selected to the entertaining game.
Trubisky will be asked to shoulder a larger load and it will be interesting to see how he responds. If the Bears want to go from being a good team to a serious contender, they are going to need their quarterback to lead the way.