Trubisky completed eight of 16 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown while adding four scrambles for 32 yards and losing one of two fumbles in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win at Baltimore. Trubisky produced just 29 passing yards in the first half but almost matched that total on a third-quarter touchdown pass to Dion Sims from 27 yards out. While he was able to lead Chicago to victory over a Ravens team with an equally inept passing game, Trubisky doesn't seem close to being a reliable fantasy option at this point -- outside of perhaps some two-quarterback leagues -- given his lack of weapons and volume in Chicago's run-first offense.
Trubisky completed 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Monday night's 20-17 loss to the Vikings. He also rushed three times for 22 yards and a lost a fumble. Trubisky's debut included a brilliantly designed two-point conversion run as well. With little help from a bare cupboard of targets, though, Trubisky was unable to stretch the field, completing just one pass of 20-plus yards. While that happened to be his first career touchdown, Trubisky's toss only found tight end Zach Miller after being tipped by a defender. The North Carolina product also committed a pair of turnovers, including an interception deep in his own territory that set up Minnesota's game-winning field goal. Although Monday's outcome didn't go his way, Trubisky will hope to apply what he learned and show improvement at the Ravens this Sunday.
Trubisky will start the season as Chicago's No. 2 quarterback, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports. Trubisky leapfrogged Mark Sanchez for the top backup job after completing 36 of 53 passes for 364 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions during the preseason. Instead of watching Sunday's opener against the Falcons strictly from a student's perspective, he'll have to be ready to take the field if Mike Glennon gets injured or benched. Sanchez likely will be inactive for the Week 1 contest.
Trubisky is slated to draw the start at quarterback in Thursday's preseason finale against the Browns, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Per the report, Trubisky will be replaced by Connor Shaw, while Mark Sanchez and presumed Week 1 starter Mike Glennon are slated to be observers. Trubisky will thus gain from added game reps before settling into a reserve role that is obviously not permanent based on how aggressive the Bears were in moving up to draft him. There's of course a degree of injury risk here, but the Bears evidently feel that it is outweighed by affording their future franchise signal-caller an opportunity to prepare for an NFL contest as a starter.
Trubisky completed 10 of 15 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown while adding an additional nine rushing yards in Sunday's win against the Titans. Trubisky started the second half, and after overthrowing two passes on the first drive, he was lucky to have a sure interception dropped by a defender on the ensuing possession. However, he turned things around quickly thereafter, as he connected with rookie Tanner Gentry on a 45-yard score down the left sideline. Trubisky also showed excellent pocket poise by evading pressure on numerous occasions. Unless the team makes an announcement to the contrary, Mike Glennon is still expected to be the Week 1 starter.
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