Kyle Long says Bears have “taken the training wheels off” Mitchell Trubisky

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Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had a quiet rookie season, or quiet compared to the other two quarterbacks selected in the first round.

New coach Matt Nagy and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich are expected to demand more of Trubisky this season, and the Bears are confident Trubisky is ready to take a similar step that Jared Goff did last season in his second season.

“My little boy is becoming a man,” Bears right guard Kyle Long said Thursday, via Madeline Kenney of NBC Sports Chicago. “. . . They’ve taken the training wheels off of Mitch’s little bike, so he’s going to be able to do some things creatively and get to showcase his skills. We’re excited to see him. He’s a tremendous leader and somebody the guys look up to in the locker room.”

Trubisky, the second overall pick in 2017, started 12 games, won four and threw seven touchdowns and seven interceptions as a rookie.

20 responses to “Kyle Long says Bears have “taken the training wheels off” Mitchell Trubisky

  1. By the end of 2018 though…it’s Mahomes that everybody is gonna be drooling over. Just a hunch. He’ll have his growing pains but something tells me he’s gonna have a long highlight reel too.

  2. Trubisky doesn’t have enough talent around him to do much. I’m curious to see if Goff can improve with Brandin Cooks.

  3. Out of town stupid…..

    Not this year…..only about 8 and 8…..

    The Bears are almost back……They need a couple of OT’s and another rusher….

    They will own this division within 2 years…..

  4. I find it hard to compare any of these quarterbacks at this point. Mahomes has played 1 game . Watson was great until he got hurt. Trubisky was out there with a coach who was on retirement watch with no receivers to throw to. This year with a Offensive minded head coach , some viable offensive weapons I would not be surprised if they can pull off a NFC Crown with a little luck.

  5. Trubisky has talent and the Bears are improving. However, they’re a couple of years and a few players away from real contention. It’ll be fun to watch them play, though. It’s about time Chicago had some offense.

  6. Brady, Wentz, Rodgers, Foles, Newton and I’m not real sure about Rodgers with that head coach and those receivers. Drew is hanging in there.

  7. I disagree with those saying Trubisky isn’t surrounded by offensive talent. The Beatrs greatly improved the WRs, the RBs are good, and the O-line is above average when healthy. The lack of talent excuse won’t fly should he stink this year.

  8. diehard pats fan from Mass living in Chicago where my wife is from. Trubisky surprised me in year 1…..im intrigued to see how he does this season. Just to be safe, ill watch the pats/bears game from the confines of my couch with Old Style….ill save the money for my bruins playing the hawks at Touchdown Jesus in New Years Day 🙂

  9. Jim Dugan says:
    July 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    They will own this division within 2 years…..

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    I just don’t see that happening, they would need Rodgers to never return to form post shoulder injury, and the young, talented, mostly signed to long term deals Vikings D to have multiple significant injuries to compete in the next couple years, let alone “own the division”

  10. 3yardsndust says:
    July 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Trubisky doesn’t have enough talent around him to do much.

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    Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen.

    You should change your name to angel dust or whatever you’re smoking….

  11. I expect improvement from the Bears.

    They’ll likely jump from the bottom of the NFC North to not so far behind but still in the bottom of the NFC North.

  12. navyvandal says:
    July 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm
    diehard pats fan from Mass living in Chicago where my wife is from. Trubisky surprised me in year 1…..im intrigued to see how he does this season. Just to be safe, ill watch the pats/bears game from the confines of my couch with Old Style….ill save the money for my bruins playing the hawks at Touchdown Jesus in New Years Day 🙂

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    Thumbs down for drinking Old Style.

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