Bears' Mitchell Trubisky Still Learning Fine Line Between Aggressiveness, Recklessness

October 24, 2018 - 2:55 pm
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- There's a fine line for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky between being aggressive and being reckless in leading the Bears offense.

"And I’m still figuring it out," Trubisky said Wednesday at Halas Hall.

Such is life for a 24-year-old like Trubisky who believes in his abilities. Through six games of his sophomore season, Trubisky has completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,594 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has thrown for more than 300 yards in each of the last three games.

And there's a lot to unpack with each pass from Trubisky as he continues to grow with his experiences. There have been great throws from Trubisky this season, the kind that remind why the Bears drafted him second overall in 2017. But there have been poor ones too, the types that remind that he's still inexperienced.

Trubisky often realizes immediately whether he made the right or wrong decision, such as this past Sunday when he forced a first-and-goal pass into double coverage to eligible tackle Bradley Sowell that luckily fell incomplete. In such instances in which he errs, Trubisky goes to the sideline, watches the film and confirms the thought process on the tablet.

"He’s very mature," coach Matt Nagy said.

"It’s one thing to be in practice. It’s another to be out there in the game when the bullets are flying. The more of those that he has in real game situations, the better."

After building the Bears offense around the strengths of Trubisky, Nagy hasn't dialed back anything in terms of schemes. The burden in responsibility appeared lessened ahead of a blowout win against the Buccaneers on Sept. 30, when Trubisky put together a historic six-touchdown performance. But the goal has remained the same.

Nagy has trusted Trubisky to test his own limits in growing, and that won't change anytime soon.

"I’m going to continue to stay aggressive," Trubisky said. "Coach Nagy has my back all the way, which I appreciate. My teammates have my back, which I appreciate. So, I’m trying to make plays for this offense. But I know I I got to take care of the football. That’s the No. 1 thing for this offense to be successful, we take care of the football, play great defense, we’ll have a chance every single game."

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.​