Mitch Trubisky, one of the top quarterback prospects in this yearâs draft, made headlines at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday for reasons entirely unrelated to football. Trubisky revealed that heâd like to be called âMitchell,â not âMitch.â Immediately after, the Internet responded with a collection of jokes and possible explanations as to why Trubisky wanted to change his name all of a sudden.
On Saturday, Trubisky put an end to the speculation. He requested the name change for his mom.
âItâs really not that big of a deal,â he told NFL Network. âI mean, if you call me Mitch, thatâs alright. I did it for my mom, because she calls me Mitchell. So sheâs like, âI want people to start calling you Mitchell.â So I said something yesterday and now people are blowing it out of proportion. But Iâll do that for my mom.â
Finally, the mystery is over. For the record, I liked these explanations better:
I can see why Trubisky changed his name. The anagrams are much better this way.— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) March 4, 2017
do you think Trubisky changed his name because Leidner just walked up to him and said, "I'm the Mitch here. You're Mitchell from now on."— Dave Archibald (@davearchie) March 4, 2017
Mitch Trubisky found out the Browns were considering drafting him so he preemptively added a couple Ls to his name.— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) March 3, 2017
Anyway, onto the stuff that actually mattered. On Saturday, Trubisky was impressive when he took the field to throw and run. CBS Sportsâ Rob Rang has more:
Trubisky, the top-rated quarterback on NFLDraftScout.comâs board, threw the ball well, showing the efficient set-up and delivery, smooth throwing stroke and accuracy that belies his 13 career starts. Before throwing, Trubisky also showed off his exceptional athleticism, officially clocking in at 4.67 seconds in the 40-yard dash, which perhaps appropriately enough was one hundredth of a second behind Watsonâs best time.
And hereâs NFL Networkâs Daniel Jeremiah weighing in:
Trubisky has been really crisp. He has a quick dip/whip delivery.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 4, 2017
For what it's worth...most impressive QBs today— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 4, 2017
Browns coach Hue Jackson was also impressed. Thatâs important given the Browns hold the first pick in this yearâs draft and are also lacking a franchise quarterback.
So, Saturday was a good day for