Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has had a rough season, and as a result, he has faced heavy criticism throughout the year.
The good news is that Trubisky does not pay much attention to outside noise:
“I’ve done pretty good with that,” Trubisky said on Wednesday, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “Trying to get some of these TVs in the building turned off because you’ve got too many people talking on TV about us and what they think about us, what we should do, what we are and what we’re not. But they don’t really know who we are or what we’re capable of as people or what we’re going through or what we’re thinking. It’s just the outside viewers looking in. So, tunnel vision, earmuffs and just come to work every day and try to get better and get back to what we know we’re capable of doing.”
Now in his third season, Trubisky was expected to take a leap forward this year, but instead, he has actually regressed.
In seven games, he has thrown for 1,217 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions while completing 63 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 80.
It should be noted that Trubisky suffered a dislocated left shoulder and slight labrum tear during his team’s Week 4 win over the Minnesota Vikings and missed the Bears’ Week 5 loss to the Oakland Raiders as a result, but Trubisky was struggling even before the injury.
Chicago has been laboring along with Trubisky, as the Bears have lost four games in a row and are now just 3-5 on the season, good for last place in the NFC North.
They will take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday.