Jordan Howard: Mitchell Trubisky has more command of team this year

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Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said recently that he hopes the experience he gained while starting 12 games last season will help him be a more effective player in his second NFL campaign.

One member of the Bears thinks that experience is paying off in one way already. Running back Jordan Howard said that Trubisky’s ascension to the starting job and his time leading the team has given him a firmer hold over his teammates than he enjoyed last year.

“He asserted himself a lot last year, but I definitely feel like a lot more people are listening to him,” Howard said, via the team’s website. “He has a lot greater command of the locker room and stuff because he’s the quarterback for sure now.”

The Bears have built out the offense around Trubisky, Howard and Tarik Cohen this offseason by adding to the receiving corps and hiring Matt Nagy as their new head coach. Better results are expected to follow those moves and realizing that goal will only make it clearer that the Bears are Trubisky’s team for years to come.

19 responses to “Jordan Howard: Mitchell Trubisky has more command of team this year

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    If Trubisky can give the offense competent play at QB, the Bears could surprise. Their defense and running game were already sound. Plus, they upgraded the Oline and WR corp in the offseason.
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  2. So many wonderful stories coming out of all the camps. It looks like every team in the NFL got a lot better in the off season.

  3. Rooting for this guy, the defense is already solid. Playoff team if they can play like a team on offense. We might see 3 teams in the NFC South going to the playoffs

  4. Trubisky is going to be better than Stafford with in three years. Considering he was a rookie and the hand he was dealt last year (WR core and poor coaching) he still did very well. Trubisky can still bust, but I don’t get the feeling that is going to happen with Nagy and the Fangio defense staying consistent. I’m giving the kid the benefit of the doubt. The Bears will easily be much more competitive with any NFC North teams this year, especially with the miserable Lions and hated Packers!

  5. You can’t really say anything negative about Trubisky, I mean this is the Bears and they haven’t been decent since their last playoff appearance in 2010. Maybe hell will freeze over and the Bears actually found themselves a QB, but only time will tell.

  6. nflfan90 says:
    July 5, 2018 at 11:48 am
    Rooting for this guy, the defense is already solid. Playoff team if they can play like a team on offense. We might see 3 teams in the NFC South going to the playoffs
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    The Bears aren’t in the NFC South.

  7. My Chicago Bears will exceed expectations and go deep in the postseason MARK MY WORDS!!! I’m not scared neither are these Chicago Bears. “DA BEARS” 2018 Is ours for the taking…

  8. As long as Chicago has no wide receivers and a mediocre offensive line…

    … Trubinsky will be a bust.

    QUARTERBACKS NEED TO BE “PROPPED UP”… like ben roethlisberger.
    No quarterback does it on his own.

  9. We might see 3 teams in the NFC South going to the playoffs
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    The Bears aren’t in the NFC South.
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    He might still be right.

  10. s long as Chicago has no wide receivers and a mediocre offensive line…

    … Trubinsky will be a bust.”

    No WR’s? Robinson, Gabriel, Anthony Miller Kevin White who is healthy, and good TE’s in Burton, Shaheen and Sims, much much improved over last year. Throw in Howard and Cohen and that’s plenty of weapons to score.

  11. Coaching, injuries, and talent — in no particular order — have doomed the Bears the past few years. A combination of Marino, Montana and Unitas could not have helped them overcome that trifecta. If those three things all get turned around this year Trubisky has a great chance of looking pretty good. Oh yeah winning in the division for a change would help too.

  12. The NFC North is definitely improved, at least on paper. The Bears with the additions of a head coach that has a clue and some receivers will make Trubisky better this year for sure. If they can stay healthy and the defense improves the Bears can be relevant. Worst to First has been known to happen in this league. The Bears are primed to succeed.

  13. I guess Allan Robinson and Taylor Gabriel went unnoticed to doctorrustbelt. And on another note, did the NFL Network really exclude Jordan Howard from the top 100? In just two seasons, Howard is averaging 1,218 yards and Yards Per is 4.65…and Mark Inghram is number 43? Jordan Howard was the Bears Offense last year and every team stacked the line to stop him…and he’s left off the top 100. Now that’s a joke.

  14. So many experts here. We barely got to know Trubisky last year. What we do know, he can hand off the ball to Jordan Howard pretty well and he has got wheels to scramble. Let’s pump the brakes on his HOF bust! To say he’s better than the other 3 QB’s in the division is laughable….just as laughable as the Bears getting out of the basement of the NFCN.

  15. 6ball says:
    July 5, 2018 at 11:35 am
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    If Trubisky can give the offense competent play at QB, the Bears could surprise. Their defense and running game were already sound. Plus, they upgraded the Oline and WR corp in the offseason.

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    This statement is why the NFL is KING, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how other sports don’t get it (yes I’m talking to you NBA, MBL, NHL).

    Almost every team in the league can say right now “if this happens, then my team has a shot”. It’s why people pay attention to the NFL 365 days a year, and can’t wait for the next season to start!

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