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Mitch Trubisky wants to be known as Mitchell Trubisky

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The Artist Formerly Known as Mitch Trubisky throws at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.

On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Trubisky would prefer to be known as “Mitchell” from here on out. So, Mitchell Trubisky it is.

Trubisky measured at a shade over 6-foot-2 on Thursday, which is at least sort of a big deal in the NFL quarterback projecting world. There was a report Thursday that the Browns, Trubisky’s hometown team, are considering taking him with the No. 1 overall pick.

He’ll continue to do formal interviews with teams on Friday night — maybe discussing his name alteration, maybe not — and he’ll throw with the other quarterbacks at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.

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70 Responses to “Mitch Trubisky wants to be known as Mitchell Trubisky”
  1. bassplucker says: Mar 3, 2017 5:22 PM

    A D-bag AND an idiot. At least get drafted first before you go all diva on everyone.

  2. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Mar 3, 2017 5:23 PM

    Hope he has more success than Johnny/Jonathan Manziel did…A failure is still a failure by any other name.

  3. valentino8100 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:24 PM

    Let’s see how well that goes over when as a rook, you step foot into an NFL locker room for the first time.

  4. kcchefs58 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:26 PM

    Oh looky…he’s all grown up now.

  5. blitzinc43 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:27 PM

    As a close friend of the organization I admire Mitchy’s respect for the name his parent gave him

  6. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Mar 3, 2017 5:27 PM

    Mitch is way cooler.

  7. skinsfan91 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:29 PM

    Really rolls off the tongue.

  8. dietrich43 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:30 PM

    OK, Mitch.

  9. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Mar 3, 2017 5:31 PM

    Bad time to be getting weird

  10. birdsfan17 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:31 PM

    Okay Mitchy poo

  11. FootballHaiku says: Mar 3, 2017 5:32 PM

    …but Money Makin’ Mitch sounds so much better!

  12. 6ball says: Mar 3, 2017 5:33 PM

    I’d have gone with the symbol ” ¿ ”

  13. Slapshot says: Mar 3, 2017 5:33 PM

    Well, exCUSE me!

  14. scoocha says: Mar 3, 2017 5:34 PM

    Cleveland is definitely grabbing this idiot up.

  15. scmems07 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:34 PM

    Potato tomato.

  16. sameer1138 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:34 PM

    Mitchell Trubisky is far too many syllables for the ADD/Twitter generation. And it just doesn’t roll off the tongue.

  17. scoocha says: Mar 3, 2017 5:34 PM

    Cleveland poised to grab this loser up.

  18. oscarxray says: Mar 3, 2017 5:42 PM

    It’s difficult nowadays, especially with e-mail,to know if you’re calling someone by their first or last name or if it’s the name of their dog.

  19. southpaw79 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:42 PM

    Makes sense. Bitchell Trubisky does not have the same bite. Good change.

  20. swellbuilt says: Mar 3, 2017 5:45 PM

    Red Flag

  21. sportnik2 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:45 PM

    “Mitchell” has bust written all over him. What’s perfect way for Cleveland to blow the first pick in the draft.

  22. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 3, 2017 5:45 PM

    Yeah. I remember when Eugene Cyril Smith II tried this approach…it worked about as well as Leon Sandcastle and Ron Mexico…

  23. theyhatewe says: Mar 3, 2017 5:47 PM

    Coach: “Hey Mitch”

    Mitch: “It’s Mitchell”

    Coach: “Sorry bout that, Mitch. Here, hold my clipboard”

  24. 6ball says: Mar 3, 2017 5:47 PM

    This will be tough on the headline writers. It eliminates rhyming words like : rich, pitch, which, and b……, oops.

  25. gronksmash says: Mar 3, 2017 5:50 PM

    How about Kikey McKikelstein

  26. tjacks7 says: Mar 3, 2017 5:52 PM

    I’m a UNC fan and watch as many of their games as I can. I just don’t see what NFL teams see in him. Sure, he could develop into a good QB. But, not worth a first rounder. UNC was an average team in a bad or average conference. An elite QB would have dominated UNCs schedule.

  27. raiderinva says: Mar 3, 2017 5:55 PM

    It’s really too bad for The Browns that The Redskins are way too dysfunctional right now to put together another colossal trade offer to move up and draft Trubisky right now.

    It would solve so many problems both in the front office and on the field.

  28. MichaelEdits says: Mar 3, 2017 5:57 PM

    I want to be known as Michael the Millionaire, but that’s probably not going to happen either, Maestro.

  29. fordbw says: Mar 3, 2017 6:18 PM

    Request denied.

  30. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 3, 2017 6:24 PM

    If it was me I would have changed the Trubisky part.

  31. canedaddy says: Mar 3, 2017 6:24 PM

    Mitch Trubisky sounds cool. Like a working-class kid from a Rust Belt city.

    Mitchell Trubisky sounds like someone who irons his underwear.

  32. lx2016 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:34 PM

    Maybe it’s because if he fails, fans of his future team will begin to replace the M with a B.

  33. smokingthebowels says: Mar 3, 2017 6:34 PM

    Mitch Trubisky wants to be called Mitch TruBUSTky!

  34. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:35 PM

    Here comes Truble!

  35. realfootballfan says: Mar 3, 2017 6:48 PM

    Don’t worry. Whoever takes you will have their fans calling you bust a couple of years after they take you. Blaine Gabbert all over again. Looks the part but I’m still wondering what tape the people talking him up have been looking at to justify him having the “look” or rather his agent telling them that he has the look.

  36. bricktopweb says: Mar 3, 2017 6:50 PM

    That’s great Mitch… Now go get your shinebox.

  37. jdbaker01 says: Mar 3, 2017 6:54 PM

    Actually he wants to be called “Mitchie Football”

  38. charliecharger says: Mar 3, 2017 6:57 PM

    Tony Dor-SETT used to go by Tony DOR-sett, and Joe Theismann used to be Joe THEES-man. I’m not getting too worked up over Mitchell Trubisky.

  39. abninf says: Mar 3, 2017 7:05 PM

    Cranjis McBasketball
    Chug-Chug Pickles
    David Krappenschitz
    Rickyticky Bobbywobbin

  40. doctorpancake says: Mar 3, 2017 7:14 PM

    Lots of #1 overall picks couldn’t even crack the starting lineup until their senior year of college…

  41. bondlake says: Mar 3, 2017 7:25 PM

    Roger that, Mitch.

  42. dawgbite says: Mar 3, 2017 7:32 PM

    It’s his name, kid has the right to be called whatever he wants whether it’s his full name aor a nickname. His future will decide if we remember his name or not.

  43. bobbyd12 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:37 PM

    I would take him off my draft board as soon he said that.

  44. mongo3401 says: Mar 3, 2017 7:43 PM

    First to complain the veterans are picking on him.

  45. sisqsage says: Mar 3, 2017 7:50 PM

    To many picks/misreads and it’ll be Twitchell.

  46. chitowngronk says: Mar 3, 2017 7:56 PM

    His name isn’t even “rook” yet! He might as well be flashing the money manziel pose to opposing defenses.

    You can bet that every D coordinator facing him will politely ask the defense to call him Mitchell, not Mitch. And by no means should any ballyhoo occur where the D makes him B..€# Trubisky

  47. whyshouldshaili says: Mar 3, 2017 7:56 PM

    Diva hasn’t even been drafted yet and he’s worried about how his name is gonna sound on sports center…..never mind, who watches Sports Center any more

  48. fatguystrangler says: Mar 3, 2017 8:00 PM

    Slightly better than Teez “Don’t Dare Call Me Jalen” Tabor.

  49. flipola says: Mar 3, 2017 8:05 PM

    As the bionic redneck would say, replace that M with a B and you’ve got my exact opinion of him! What?

  50. pillowflip says: Mar 3, 2017 8:07 PM

    Yeah. I remember when Eugene Cyril Smith II tried this approach…it worked about as well as Leon Sandcastle and Ron Mexico…

    The Leon Sandcastle promo was the only good thing
    Roger Goodell ever did.

  51. mlw1981 says: Mar 3, 2017 8:07 PM

    To be fair maybe he has always gone by Mitchell and then shortened his name at UNC to make it easier on the tutors that were writing his papers.

  52. edenprairieballer says: Mar 3, 2017 8:20 PM

    RED FLAG!!!!

  53. commitment2excrement says: Mar 3, 2017 8:22 PM

    I’m going to call you 13 starts until you prove you arent useless.

  54. Matt from San Diego says: Mar 3, 2017 8:26 PM

    Dude, its not his fault you have all been saying his name wrong.

    He corrects you and you bash the kid?


  55. bigoldred says: Mar 3, 2017 8:29 PM

    I have instructed my wife to call me “El Presidente”. I don’t think she heard me, because she hasn’t said it yet.

  56. monsterscream says: Mar 3, 2017 8:51 PM


  57. bradwins says: Mar 3, 2017 8:51 PM

    Good for you, Mitch.

  58. mrpeepee says: Mar 3, 2017 10:06 PM

    Congrats, felt somewhat bad bc no he doesn’t look like a 1st rounder despite his projections , but everyone who read this will think you’re a dbag

  59. mikeshoe says: Mar 4, 2017 2:18 AM

    This is actually a gift in disguise. Now we have an excuse to whip out an old gem from MST3K and call him “Mmmmitchell.”

  60. joenash72 says: Mar 4, 2017 3:23 AM

    Mitchy Tru 😉

  61. karmathaitch says: Mar 4, 2017 6:22 AM

    Lighten up Frances

  62. walker1191 says: Mar 4, 2017 8:02 AM

    I’m guessing his agent is floating the “Trubisky at #1” talk.

  63. bencoates57 says: Mar 4, 2017 8:44 AM

    Shades of Ochocinco.

  64. intrafinesse says: Mar 4, 2017 10:11 AM

    Mitchell Turbinsky, Got it!

  65. squinn21 says: Mar 4, 2017 10:29 AM

    Sure thing, Mitch.

  66. TheDPR says: Mar 4, 2017 10:55 AM

    This guy is a 4th round project QB, not a #1 overall. Like someone else said, if he was elite he’d have been dominating the ACC. Instead he got owned by the likes of Virginia Tech.

  67. arcfusion1 says: Mar 4, 2017 11:49 AM

    Going forward he prefers to be called Hugh Janus.

  68. ambrosiniwine says: Mar 4, 2017 1:08 PM

    I think that sounds like a better name for a bust.

  69. mackcarrington says: Mar 4, 2017 4:27 PM

    Look at all the snowflakes who are bent out of shape by a man exercising his right to call himself by whatever name he chooses.

  70. sparxx2157 says: Mar 5, 2017 10:00 AM

    Sorry people but Mitchell will be a New York Jet come draft day

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