Cordarrelle Patterson: Mitch Trubisky looks like a whole new player

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Bears head coach Matt Nagy resisted answering a question about whether quarterback Mitch Trubisky looks like he’s improved heading into the 2020 season, but one of Trubisky’s teammates was willing to take the bait.

Nagy said “we just need a little bit more time to be able to compare it to the last two years” when asked about Trubisky on Tuesday. Wide receiver/running back/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson only spent last year with Trubisky and he was effusive about how much better Trubisky looks this year than he did in 2019.

“He actually looks like a whole new player this year, man,” Patterson said, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com. “I just see it in his eyes. Each and every day, he’s got that fire on him. That’s what we need out of our quarterbacks. That competition. It brings the best out of everybody, so I’m excited. The way he’s handling things. I feel he’s been more of a leader. Last year I didn’t feel like he was that guy, but this year he’s taking over. He wants everybody to know that he’s that guy and we can come to him when we need something. He’s doing a helluva job with it.”

Trubisky opened Monday’s practice as the first team quarterback, but Nick Foles got the initial crack on Tuesday as the team continues a competition that Nagy said is not going to end in the immediate future.

15 responses to “Cordarrelle Patterson: Mitch Trubisky looks like a whole new player

  1. I’ll believe it when he proves he can be a “whole new player” come Sunday game time.

  2. He is motivated about getting a new contract after the Bears declined his fifth-year option. If he can’t beat out Foles for the starting job this could be the beginning of the end for him. He’ll likely get to show he’s worth it because I don’t think Foles has ever played an entire season without getting injured. Still, if Trubisky plays this year like he played last year he’ll be lucky to get a contract as anything other than a backup.

  3. And yet saying he was a ‘whole new player’ doesn’t mean he’s any better.

  4. Mitch’s ticket has already been punched. Classic example of throwing him to the wolves as soon as he was drafted. Maybe his next team will work out better.

  5. A whole new player — not like Mitch but like Rex Grossman? Like Jay Cutler? Like that?

  6. Yeah…he looked amazing last training camp too. So amazing that they didn’t play him in the preseason so that no one could see just how amazingly amazing he was. You know…wouldn’t want people to see the product before the season starts. He’s not getting any real, live-fire reps this year either. It’s hard to picture him coming out of the gate any better than he did last year. Years of conditioning have taught me to be cynical. I predict Trubisky, Nagy, & Pace updating their resumes at some point this season.

  7. Mitch Trubisky played better against Belichick’s defense than Sam Darnold has so far. Always judge a QB by his performance against quality competition or playoff teams.

  8. Since when is Cordarrelle Patterson an expert on having the fire, motivation and focus to turn a career around?

  9. It’s amazing how so many players coast now days until the team puts someone behind them to challange their job and then all of a sudden they get serious? I’d go with Foles just for that reason, Trubisky has been coasting for his entire 3yrs, his times up!

    Trubisky is a joke, he reminds me of Alex Moran on Blue Mountain State.

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 18, 2020 at 6:11 pm
    Mitch Trubisky played better against Belichick’s defense than Sam Darnold has so far. Always judge a QB by his performance against quality competition or playoff teams.
    ______________________________

    NO! Always judge a QB by all their performances, you don’t just cherry-pick those you choose to because that helps your arguement!

  11. Trubisky the player is everything you’d want on your team. I don’t think he coasts, I think he works hard and is truly a good teammate and representative of a professional football player.

    Unfortunately, Trubisky the QB has never materialized. Not in college and not in the pros. He’s going to make a excellent second string QB someday because he works hard, stays out of trouble and is team first. He’s got some real skills too, just not enough to carry a starting QB role at a high level.

  12. Everyone looks good in shorts. Everyone has a plan untill they get hit in the mouth. Peace to Mike Tyson.

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