Jeff DickersonESPN Personnel AuthorNear
- Dickerson addresses the Chicago Bears for ESPN’s NFL Country. He is the co-host of “Dickerson & Hood” on the ESPN Radio national community, and is heard in Chicago on ESPN 1000.
LAKE FOREST, Unwell. — Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is well aware he’ll be forever linked to Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson mainly because he was selected just before them by Chicago Bears standard manager Ryan Rate with the No. 2 select in the 2017 NFL draft.
As the Bears (seven-seven) put together to host the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (10-four) on Sunday night, Trubisky said Wednesday that he is all set for the unavoidable comparisons among him and Mahomes, the reigning league MVP and second-best rated passer in terms of complete QBR in 2019.
“The comparisons are out there and they are in no way going to quit,” Trubisky stated. “It is really form of me, Pat and Deshaun are variety of all grouped together since we are in the similar draft class, drafted in the first round and all that. But there are no do-overs. We are where by we are.”
Practically three complete seasons into their expert occupations, Mahomes and Watson have the two compiled outstanding data, despite Trubisky possessing appeared in a lot more regular-time game titles.
“Our professions are heading in various paths and they will for the relaxation of time and they’re going to be in contrast in opposition to every other,” Trubisky explained. “It’s just the character of the beast, but I am in levels of competition with myself and just seeking to be the greatest variation of me and go out there and acquire game titles for the Chicago Bears. It’s just some thing that I cannot manage. It is what it is. But two fantastic fellas to be compared to. Ideally we just retain getting superior and aid the league.”
Trubisky, 25, endured a dreadful start to the calendar year, but has considering the fact that played far better soccer in excess of the earlier thirty day period. Even now, he is ranked twenty third in passing yards (two,774), tied for twenty seventh in complete QBR (43.6) and is tied for 20th in touchdown passes (17).
The Bears have been removed from the playoffs past 7 days.
Bears coach Matt Nagy, who coached and helped build Mahomes for one particular period in Kansas Metropolis, does not want Trubisky preoccupied with outplaying him on Sunday evening.
“I tell Mitch not to stress about that it is really the Bears vs . Chiefs,” Nagy stated. “That’s the simplest way. The next you get started obtaining into unique comparisons, whether it is really me and mentor or it is really the quarterbacks, it is their defensive linemen and our defensive linemen, their rush stop and ours and all that stuff, that is problems.
“That is how I deal with it. We really don’t even discuss about it. It really is crucial for our guys on our team to worry about the device. In any other case, if you start out stressing about the particular person stuff, I assume that it doesn’t normally go far too perfectly.”