4. Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears
Mitch Trubisky is difficult to judge, since he’s going to be playing for what is essentially a completely different team this year. He has a new head coach, a new offensive system and a plethora of new weapons to throw to.
If you want to take anything from Trubisky’s rookie season, there aren’t many positives. He played in 12 games and finished with an even seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He completed less than 60 percent of his passes and was usually better suited handing the ball off. Trubisky has shown flashes of athleticism and made some impressive plays, but learning a new system all over again means he has basically a second rookie year ahead of him.
The Bears should be playing the long game with Trubisky. He’s clearly a step below the other three starters in this division, and that’s fine. Rushing his development would likely hurt his development, and that’s not what the Bears want.
If Trubisky has a rough season in 2018, not many fans would be surprised. However, they shouldn’t be upset either. Trubisky’s place on next season’s QB power rankings is more important. The Bears aren’t going to compete for the division this year, and may still even finish last. The future is bright in Chicago if they play their cards right.