CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky got rock-star treatment from Chicago’s fans.
He displayed the skills that made him the No. 2 pick in the draft — and showed that he still has plenty of room to improve.
Trubisky wowed a thunderous crowd at times with his quickness and arm strength, only to throw an interception that sent the Bears to a 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.
“It was fun,” he said. “It was Monday night football. The crowd was electric. I’ve got to thank them for coming out and being loud and really supporting us.”
Trubisky got a big ovation as he trotted onto the field for the game’s first possession. The crowd roared and waved towels, some even rising to their feet.
It was a moment they had been waiting for since draft night, when the Bears made a bold move to trade up a spot with San Francisco and grab him with the No. 2 overall pick.
It was a moment, also, that wasn’t supposed to happen so soon.
Trubisky had just 13 starts at North Carolina in college, and the Bears wanted this to be sort of a redshirt season for their prized rookie.
Trubisky played well enough in the preseason to get the No. 2 quarterback job over Mark Sanchez. He also sparked a debate in Chicago over who should
Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/san-diego/story/trubisky-promising-in-bears-debut-101017
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