Mitchell Trubisky “really excited” about Matt Nagy’s arrival

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It has been two months since the Bears hired Matt Nagy as their new head coach and that decision elicited responses from many corners about Nagy’s arrival will mean for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in his second season.

One person we did not hear from publicly was Trubisky himself. The quarterback broke his silence with a Tuesday night appearance on WSCR and said that he “really connected” with Nagy when they met before the 2017 draft.

“I was really excited when I heard he got the job here,” Trubisky said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I know Chicago is going to have a warm welcome [for] him, and he’s going to bring amazing offensive ideas to the table. He’s just a great offensive mind, and he put a great offensive staff together for us. They’re going to be great teachers. I think [the Chiefs] utilized an athletic quarterback. A lot of things they do in their offense fit my strengths, and we also have a lot of pieces within our offense that will create explosive plays that the Kansas City offense ran. So it is a very exciting time.”

Trubisky and the rest of the Bears will have to wait until next month to actually start working with Nagy and the rest of the coaching staff. Trubisky is training and rooming with Jared Goff in California until then, and the Bears would love to see Trubisky show the same kind of upward trajectory that Goff enjoyed with a new coach in his second season.

27 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky “really excited” about Matt Nagy’s arrival

  1. “Great,” “great,” “great.” Everything is just “great.”

    I have nothing against the kid, and in general root for good QBs throughout the league, but I really didn’t see all that much last year that said he is the QB of the Future for the Bears. Definite step up over Glennon (more like a couple of stories over Glennon) but his numbers were pedestrian – 77.5 rating, 1:1 TD:INT ratio, sub-60% completion percentage. Don’t get me wrong, Peyton was worse in his rookie year as well, but the buzz was higher because he had tape from Tennessee that pointed to his progress. Trubisky for me is more of a “wait and see” versus progresses “as expected.” I don’t know what to expect.

  2. 6ball says:
    March 7, 2018 at 7:34 am

    If Trubiski progresses as expected, the NFC North could be a four team dogfight.

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    The Lions just pushed the reset button (again) and the Packers are declining at a rapid pace. You should really rethink that statement and also learn how to read and spell people’s name a little better.

  3. A QB coach with a whole 5 games as an OC? And now he is a Head Coach? I would not get to excited.

  4. They have a good duo of RBs in Howard and Cohen behind an above average line, along with a defense that stayed competitive despite an apparent lack of talent. If Nagy implements the same scheme from KC last season and you get Trubisky some decent receivers and tight ends then the Bears might be able to make some noise this upcoming season.

  5. Mitch Trubisky might become a good QB but he didn’t look all that good last year.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if he improved, but never amounted to more than a mid tier 2 QB.

  6. He still has no one to throw to, which is not too exciting for anyone. I hear Alshon laughing every time PFT quotes one of my Bears.

  7. At least the Bears are doing things right by putting all hands on deck to support him. If he flops it will be because he doesn’t have the stuff and not because he’s not getting enough support from the organization.

  8. Teams with quarterbacks on the roster in the NFC North:
    Packers, Lions, Bears

    Teams without a QB on the roster and on their third OC in as many years:
    Vikings

    That will be all.

  9. Everything may look good now but, it is far to early to make success projections.Let us analyze the situation after the first four games of next season, for then we shall have more data and a much better look.Until then it is all hope and wild speculation. db

  10. This kid is going to be special. He had slightly above the watermark for average stats with no one to throw to. I also love Jordan Howard but 23 catches out of the backfield doesn’t help a QB either. Imagine for a minut what a slot guy and a Watkins or Robinson would do (yes I said and they need two) and I believe resigning Meredith and Inman would do wonders as well towards giving him weapons he needs to take the next step.

    I like the kid.

  11. Don’t look now, but if Chicago can use that $70+ mil cap space and bring in Albert Wilson and Allen Robinson/Sammy Watkins and draft a receiver or two, the Bears could make some noise.

  12. Pace failed to get Jimmy G…plain and simple. Hometown kid that desperately wanted to be here!! With every person he cuts from the roster it feels like he’s trying to plug holes that he creates. He’s genuinely, bonafide stupid. And our city has to deal w getting swindled every draft. Every time drafting in the top 10 since he’s been here. I don’t know why I torture myself by being a bears fan

  13. The Bears are a very interesting team to watch from afar. They’ve let a pretty significant number of contributing veterans go on both sides of the ball and it will be interesting to see how they’re replaced. The jury is still pout on the QB, something us Vikings fans have lived with all the way back to Daunte Culpepper’s damn knee injury.

  14. Mitch can tell us about his Nagy excitement if the Bears go 4 and 4 in the 1st half of this year’s season. Until then the less said the better as we are on rebuild 4 (or is it 5?) of the last 10 years.

  15. I think the Bears have the potential to make significant strides this season. In some ways I agree with John Fox, the pieces were falling in place. Now if they can avoid the injuries to key players that have beset them in recent years.

  16. a little nervous he has already tried throw away the teams best player in howard.

    seems like a chip kellyian , or sean mcdermottian thing to do.

  17. vikingf0rlife says:
    March 7, 2018 at 7:55 am
    6ball says:
    March 7, 2018 at 7:34 am

    If Trubiski progresses as expected, the NFC North could be a four team dogfight.

    )))))))))))))))))))))))))

    The Lions just pushed the reset button (again) and the Packers are declining at a rapid pace. You should really rethink that statement and also learn how to read and spell people’s name a little better.

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    According to you purples, the Packers have been “in decline” for 20 years, yet they’ve kept that boot planted squarely on Lavender Larry’s neck. For the first time this decade, your “vaunted” team won a playoff game… one… and they needed all the cards to fall just right to get there and a crazy fluke play at the end to get that. It’s not all bad news, though. They might just win another one in the 2020s, right after you cough up another few BILLIONS to replace the McStadium.

  18. Granted, Howard hasn’t proven to be a good receiver out of the backfield, but the 2017 offense focused more on pass plays to Cohen and Cunningham, so Howard didn’t really get that many opportunities to catch passes. Basically, to me, the jury is still out on whether Howard doesn’t fit Nagy’s offensive scheme. It would be nice if Howard showed some pass catching skills to prevent the offense looking too predictable when Cohen or Cunningham are brought in.

  19. In today’s NFL as a back if you can’t catch you won’t last too long nor will you contribute as much as you won’t be on the field for anywhere near as many downs.

  20. As an outsider who has no feelings about the Bears one way or another, I have seen nothing in this organization that leads me to be encouraged about the near or long term future. IMO, Trubisky was drafted too high and has shown nothing to indicate that he is a franchise QB. Time will tell.

  21. It would be nice if Howard showed some pass catching skills to prevent the offense looking too predictable when Cohen or Cunningham are brought in.

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    Exactly, and that’s why I thought letting Matt Forte get away was a gigantic mistake on their part. The guy could literally do it all, and from any set or personnel grouping. He was a special, and rare, type of player; especially in today’s game.

  22. As an outsider who has no feelings about the Bears one way or another, I have seen plenty in this organization that leads me to be encouraged about the near or long term future. IMO, Trubisky’s first year was a C+/B- because the Bears traded away all of his wide receivers. Time will tell whether Trubisky is an A+ or a C+, but the Bears sure do have some excellent RBs to work with in Cohen and Howard.

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