Mitchell Trubisky had a rough 2019 — so rough that the Chicago Bears spent a 4th round pick and a big chunk of their salary cap to bring in quarterback Nick Foles this offseason.
Despite all of that, Trubisky won the starting job in training camp. Fast forward to Week 1 and Trubisky struggled in the first three quarters of their game against the Detroit Lions. However, he caught fire in the fourth quarter and ultimately lead the Bears to a comeback win.
While his early struggles may have pointed to an overall bad or at most mediocre day, according to Pro Football Focus, Lamar Jackson was the only quarterback that performed better than Trubisky in one important stat.
Jackson had himself unarguably a great day, leading to Ravens to a blowout win over the division rival Cleveland Browns.
While this stat isn't the end all be all, it is an encouraging sign for Trubisky who struggled through the air all of last season. We don't know how long Trubisky's leash is this season, but putting up numbers like this will surely extend it.
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