Mitchell Trubisky watched TV tape of performance vs. Chargers for ‘different perspective’
Following Mitchell Trubisky’s latest lackluster performance, Chicago Bears fans are calling for his job.
However, head coach Matt Nagy is sticking with his young quarterback, and this week, Nagy advised him to study tape from the television broadcast of his Week 8 outing against the Los Angeles Chargers for a “different perspective,” per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
Trubisky wasn’t terrible in the 17-16 loss, completing 23 of his 35 passes for 253 yards, an interception and a fumble, but he certainly wasn’t good enough to lead the Bears to victory, and now, he is taking unique measures to get better:
“It was mostly just like a guy who looks super serious and kind of tense,” Trubisky said of his reaction to watching his own film. “And that’s really not me. Especially when you’re going out on the field and playing the game you love. You should be out there having fun, which I usually am. But I’m not showing that. I think I can portray that in different ways that my teammates can feed off.”
Trubisky added that he looked like a “shell” of himself.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of North Carolina, was originally selected by Chicago with the second overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, eight spots ahead of Patrick Mahomes and 10 places before Deshaun Watson.
As a result, much is expected from Trubisky, but he has not yet delivered, as he struggled in 12 starts during his rookie campaign and did not show substantial improvement last season.
Through six starts this year, he has thrown for 1,092 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.
It should be noted that Trubisky suffered a dislocated left shoulder in Week 4, causing him to miss his team’s Week 5 loss to the Oakland Raiders.