The Chicago Bears have been endlessly scrutinized for drafting Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Whereas Trubisky’s NFL career has been full of peaks and (mostly) valleys, the two signal-callers drafted after him–Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson–have become two of the best quarterbacks in the league.
Trubisky was asked again about his draft class Wednesday, though he was somewhat mum on the subject:
“I don’t control that narrative. I don’t control what people say about it,” Trubisky said, via Chris Emma of 670 The Score. “But it is always going to be a story because that’s the draft class we came in.”
However, Trubisky is also far from the jealous type. He said Mahomes and Watson have done an excellent job of enhancing their legacies, whereas he is still trying to establish a foothold:
“We were picked where we were. It’s up to us to make the most of our opportunities,” Trubisky said, via Emma. They’ve done a great job with theirs. I’m still trying to write my story here. “
This past season has been a frustrating one for the former North Carolina standout. Trubisky won his first two games, but was replaced by Nick Foles in Week 3 due to his struggles moving the ball.
Trubisky would have a chance to start under center in Week 12 when Foles went down with a hip injury, but he made numerous ill-advised throws and completed just over 56 percent of his passes in a loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The 26-year-old looked much stronger against a weak Detroit Lions secondary this past weekend, completing over 76 percent of his passes. But the Bears were shut out in the third quarter, and the Lions rallied for a win.
Chicago is in danger of missing the playoffs yet again, and fans will likely wonder what might have been for years to come, especially since Trubisky might not be with the Bears–who declined his fifth-year option–after this season.