Chicago Bears fans may want to avert their eyes, as this could hurt: Mitchell Trubisky has been almost every bit as bad this season through seven games as Jared Goff was for the Rams in 2016. Goff went winless in seven games, and was pilloried as a colossal bust. Trubisky, whom the Bears traded up for in the draft, has largely escaped the same criticism.
Goff has been tremendous in 2017, thanks to offensive line help, wide receiver help, and chiefly, a coaching change. He’s at 18 TDs and 5 INTs through 11 games, with his completion percentage and QB rating and Yards Per Attempt way, way up.
As was the case with Goff last year, Trubisky is short on receivers. Former 1st round pick Kevin White was hurt again in the season opener and placed in injured reserve. Their 2nd best receiver, Cameron Meredith, busted up his knee in the preseason and is also on IR. Trubisky has one of the worst – if not the worst – receiver corps in the NFL.
But just as you were smart not to write off Goff after seven games last year, it’d be silly to write off Trubisky after his start to 2017. A coaching change would help him. An improved offensive line would, too. And of course Chicago has to upgrade its receivers.