Mitchell Trubisky prepares for his first year as the clear-cut starter

AP

The NFC North has three great quarterbacks, and a fourth one who may be on his way.

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky could soon join Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins as short-list franchise guys. To get there, Trubisky will need to master an offense designed by new coach Matt Nagy and new offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich.

Trubisky discussed the transition on Wednesday’s PFT Live from Mentor, Ohio, where he’s hosting a four-day youth football camp.

To hear what Trubisky said on every topic that came up during the 10-minute or so discussion, check out the video.

26 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky prepares for his first year as the clear-cut starter

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    The NFC North promises to be a highly competitive division this season. If Trubisky progresses as expected, it could turn out to be a four team race.
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  2. Trubisky could be the 3rd best QB in the NFC North behind Rodgers and Stafford.

    Kirk Cousins and Trubisky are all hopes and dreams of fans. Both Trubisky and Cousins have proven nothing in the NFC North yet.

    Cousins record as a starter: 26-31-1 so far in career. Never won a playoff game.

    Not exactly a “franchise qb” record. Fans have hopes and dreams of him being one? Yes. Good luck with those hopes and dreams Vikings fans😃

  3. Trubisky could be the 3rd best QB in the NFC North behind Rodgers and Stafford.

    Kirk Cousins and Trubisky are all hopes and dreams of fans. Both Trubisky and Cousins have proven nothing in the NFC North yet.

    Cousins record as a starter: 26-31-1 so far in career. Never won a playoff game.

    Not exactly a “franchise qb” record. Fans have hopes and dreams of him being one? Yes. Good luck with those hopes and dreams Vikings fans😃

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    His career was over the moment the Bears drafted him. Not saying you are wrong about Cousins but the Bears just aren’t allowed by powers beyond our understanding to have even a good QB.

  4. Let’s see Stafford has done nothing but accumulate regular season fantasy football statistics and Rodgers is going to live off of his lone super bowl season for the rest of his career.

    No reason to think Trubisky’s time won’t come sooner rather than later.

  5. Cousins a Franchise QB? You can’t be serious. Even teams as bad as the Redskins don’t let Franchise QB’s go. Just because the Vikings were foolish enough to give Cousins that contract, does not make him a franchise QB

  6. In twelve minutes,Trubisky just said more intelligent things, and showed more leadership, than Jay Cutler did in his entire Bears career.

  7. freefromwhatyouare says:
    June 13, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    Trubisky could be the 3rd best QB in the NFC North behind Rodgers and Stafford.

    Kirk Cousins and Trubisky are all hopes and dreams of fans. Both Trubisky and Cousins have proven nothing in the NFC North yet.

    Cousins record as a starter: 26-31-1 so far in career. Never won a playoff game.

    Not exactly a “franchise qb” record. Fans have hopes and dreams of him being one? Yes. Good luck with those hopes and dreams Vikings fans
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    I don’t think the Vikings will need any luck for divisional opponents but thanks, we’ll take it anyway.

  8. Rodgers is clearly the best QB in the NFC North. I don’t think the other 3 teams fanbases will argue with that obvious statement.

    Moving on…

    Stafford is the Lions franchise QB and has proven to be among the top 10 QB’s in this league. If you name 10 QB’s better than Stafford I promise you I will disagree with at least 2 of your choices. I am a football obsessed nut job so lists like this are always in my head. I have Stafford as the 8th best QB in the NFL.

    Trubisky I place at the same level as Cousins right now in the NFC North QB discussion. People saying Cousins is going to be a franchise QB does not make it fact. Kirk will be 30 in August…He kind of is what he is at this point. Whether he succeeds in Minnesota is as much of a question mark as is whether Trubisky succeeds in Chicago. Mitch though is 23 and still could be a franchise guy in 3 years. If you see positive growth this season, Bears fans should be happy. With Kirk it’s a show it this season or you are done thing with him. Again, Kirk will be 30 yrs old when week 1 of the 2018 season rolls around. Do or die this season Kirk. It is what it is.

    I’m sure some of you saw me put Stafford as the 8th best QB in the NFL and are now curious of my Top 10 so here it is:

    1- A Rod

    2- Tom Brady

    3- Drew Brees

    4- Big Ben

    5- Russell Wilson

    6- Carson Wentz

    7- Matt Ryan

    8- Matthew Stafford

    9- Cam Newton

    10- Phillip Rivers

    Derek Carr would be 11 and I’ll stop there🤙

  9. ionlyrootforthewinningteam says:
    June 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Cousins is not franchise QB. He was RG3’s backup for three years.
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    That makes as much sense as saying Rodgers is not a franchise QB. He was Favre’s backup for three years.

  10. Cousins has a winning percentage of .457 (including playoffs) with no playoff wins. Stafford has a winning percentage of .469 with no playoff wins.

    The last three years, Cousins has averaged 4,392 yards, 27 TDs, 12 INTs, 67% completions, 7.8 ypa, and has a passer rating of 97.5. Stafford has averaged 4,345 yards, 28.3 TDs, 11 INTs, 66.1% completions, 7.4 ypa, and has a passer rating of 96.5.

    So nearly identical records, statistics, and playoff success, but Stafford is a franchise QB and the 8th-best in the league while Cousins is all hopes and dreams. Makes sense.

  11. “Cousins record as a starter: 26-31-1 so far in career. Never won a playoff game.”

    Yet this is a guy who thinks he deserves to be the highest paid player in the game.

  12. Viking fan upset because I said Matthew Stafford is a franchise QB and I didn’t say his hopeful savior Cousins is one. His lies about the Vikings being so superior to the Packers will be exposed week 2 and this is really causing obvious discomfort.

    First on Stafford: Everyone with any NFL football knowledge at all considers Matthew Stafford Detroits franchise QB. No one but Vikings fans consider Kirk Cousins a franchise QB.(In case some do not know the boss man of this site is a Viking fan)

    I don’t know if Kirk will have a great season or not. As I said his success or failure is as much of a question mark as Mitch Trubisky’s. Hopes and dreams do not equal a franchise QB no matter how much you say it. No matter how well Kirk plays this season I still think Green Bay is the better team and I will be proven right in week 2.👏👌👍🏈

  13. I don’t know if Kirk will have a great season or not. As I said his success or failure is as much of a question mark as Mitch Trubisky’s.
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    Let’s see…one QB is a six-year veteran who put up 4,000 yards and 25+ TDs in each of the last three seasons on a terrible team, then signed a huge free agent contract with one of the most talented teams in the NFL.

    The other QB is coming off a rookie season in which he started 12 games and threw 7 TDs and 7 INTs.

    Only someone with no knowledge of football would have no idea which of these players is more likely to be successful this season.

  14. No matter how well Kirk plays this season I still think Green Bay is the better team and I will be proven right in week 2.
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    Proof positive that your Super Bowl is a home game against the Vikings. I’ll judge which team is better after watching both games between the teams, seeing which team finishes with a better record, and how each team performs in the playoffs. If your team can get a wildcard berth, that is.

  15. Nope. Sorry Rob you swung and missed again. Green Bay has always been about bigger things than Minnesota. Our history as the most successful franchise in NFL history is proof of that.

    In the post above I was stating that the first time this season you would be fully exposed as wrong in saying the Vikings roster is “far superior” to Green Bays is after week 2.

    Stop trying to deflect and move the goalposts.

    #TitleTown

    #100Seasons

  16. So if the Vikings lose in Week 2, that means the Packers have a better roster? What if the Vikings win in Week 12? Did the Vikings’ roster improve over those 10 weeks? What if the Vikings lose in Week 2 but finish the season 15-1 and the Packers finish 1-15? Packers still better? I don’t go around guaranteeing victories for a specific week in an NFL season but I think you are what your record says you are after 16 weeks. But you don’t care about the rest of the season, you only talk about what’s going to happen Week 2. Are you a bit? Are you one of those Viking fans who pretends to be a Packer fan to make them look bad?

  17. Do you not think you should read a post and comprehend it before replying to it Rob?

    What does the FIRST time being exposed of being wrong about something mean to you? The FIRST time in this case means there will be more times where you are proven wrong next season, but week 2 will be FIRST time of many times that you will be proven wrong on who has the better roster/team. Not really that hard to understand without me having to explain it to you, but I get you are young.

    Back to the topic at hand here; Trubisky has all the potential to be a franchise QB. The question for Bears fans is can they take another less than .500 season to let him grow into a franchise QB? I guess the answer is they may have no choice. Though 8-8 is not out the question for the Bears this year.

  18. ionlyrootforthewinningteam says:
    June 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Cousins is not franchise QB. He was RG3’s backup for three years.
    _________

    That makes as much sense as saying Rodgers is not a franchise QB. He was Favre’s backup for three years.

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    Brett Favre won a Superbowl, retired in glory…..Aaron Rodgers took over and won a Superbowl and has been dominating the NFC North since.

    RG3 was an embarrassment and Cousins was his back up for 3-4 years and came in as sloppy seconds. Now Cousins was raked in by the Vikings because they can’t get a franchise QB to save their chance with a solid defense and a very average offense.

    This makes sense, you’re just trying to legitimize the Vikings failure to win the Superbowl due to below average to poor QB performance for the past 20 years in Minnesota.

    Next topic please.

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    ionlyrootforthewinningteam says:
    June 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Cousins is not franchise QB. He was RG3’s backup for three years.
    _________

    That makes as much sense as saying Rodgers is not a franchise QB. He was Favre’s backup for three years.

    __________________________________________

    Brett Favre won a Superbowl, retired in glory…..Aaron Rodgers took over and won a Superbowl and has been dominating the NFC North since.

    RG3 was an embarrassment and Cousins was his back up for 3-4 years and came in as sloppy seconds. Now Cousins was raked in by the Vikings because they can’t get a franchise QB to save their chance with a solid defense and a very average offense.

    This makes sense, you’re just trying to legitimize the Vikings failure to win the Superbowl due to below average to poor QB performance for the past 20 years in Minnesota.

    Next t0pic please.

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