Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky managed to silence the critics with a breakout year in 2018. It appears head coach Matt Nagy is optimistic that it was a sign of things to come.
Although Trubisky endured his fair share of struggles, there is no denying the promise he showed as a bonafide franchise quarterback.
According to Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports, Nagy feels he is still barely growing into the offense:
“Mitch is growing as a quarterback, which is important,” Nagy said. “In this offense, it takes a good two and a half, three years until I think you truly know it all, and he’s a kid that wants to be so perfect that sometimes I pull him up and say, ‘Hey it’s OK if you make an error, it’s OK to just play.’”
Nagy also indicated that he and Trubisky could be ready to kick things up a notch in the 2019 NFL season.
“We’ll see, we’ll see,” Nagy said. “We’re just getting started.”
The Bears made quite the investment when they traded up to take Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He finally managed to provide some return with a strong 2018 campaign by leading the Bears to an NFC North title en route to making it to the Pro Bowl as an alternate for Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
Of course, expectations are now as high as ever in Chicago. Trubisky will no longer be tasked with merely managing the offense while their formidable defense receives all the praise.
Nagy’s comments suggest that their approach will be much more reliant on utilizing Trubiksy’s skill set for years to come.