I have rubbed my crystal ball and I’m predicting a big Bears breakout victory this Monday night in Washington. Why you ask? It’s because I have this feeling. Call it a Bears fan instinct or maybe in fact I’m blinded because I am a diehard Bears fan. The Bears offense will be on a roll, with Mitch throwing at least 3 TDs. Before you call the institution to come lock me up, please hear me out.
Everyone has been on Mitch for his poor play, and while some of it’s just, I don’t feel that every amount of criticism can be justified. There were glimpses last Sunday that have reenergized my hope. The way Mitch handled the final drive was beyond impressive. The throw to Allen Robinson while escaping defenders was very good. I think what gets lost in everything is that people think that Mitch Trubisky needs to be the next coming of Tom Brady. In fact, he doesn’t have to be that at all. He needs to be a field general in the sense that he needs to put his teammates in a position to win. He needs to manage the game, not overthink it, and continue to have the confidence in his playmakers around him. He hasn’t done a great job of that last two weeks, but I’m certain he’s going to get better. He also has to realize he has an incredible defense on the other side of the ball. They will help him as a QB with their week after week stellar performances. He has to become the Jim McMahon of this era. Jim McMahon had a career QB rating of 78.2, but yet was a field general that the Bears winning 1985 team needed. Jim McMahon did have a great year in 1985, making it to the Pro Bowl, however it wasn’t all rainbows and sunshine for him that season. He relied on the greatest defensive unit in the history of the NFL. Smells like a 1985 comparison team to me?
People also tend to forget that Mitch Trubisky made the Pro Bowl last season. In fact, here’s his Top 10 plays from 2018 (http://www.nfl.com/videos/chicago-bears/0ap3000001010927/Mitch-Trubisky-s-top-10-plays-2018-season). I have full faith that Mitch will turn this around. I also still have faith that the Bears will make it to the Super Bowl this year. My prediction in the beginning of the season was Chiefs and Bears. He’s going to be okay. His confidence started to build during that final drive in Denver and I strongly feel it will continue to grow this week. Finally, please stop the Eli Manning to the Bears trade rumors. There is a reason why Eli has been benched. If I have to hear one more argument on why he would be a good fit for the Bears I may need someone to call the institution after all.