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Mitchell Trubisky: “Competition brings out the best in everyone.” Mini-camp presser highlights

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The No. 2 overall pick made his debut at Halas Hall on Friday. He made quite the impression too.

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky meets with reporters following his first practice with Chicago.
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It’s not often a No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft rolls up in his 1997 Toyota Camry to his first NFL practice, but that workman vibe looks exactly like what Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wants to convey. The Bears’ rookie development program is underway and the start of a new era with Trubisky begins with it.

The 22-year-old Trubisky is going to have a lot to learn to be successful under center for a franchise with a history of anything but consistent success at quarterback. He no doubt understands the obstacles ahead, though, as do his coaches and the entire Bears organization. It’s going to be about patience and diligence to work on the little aspects of his game while constantly growing from mistakes when given the opportunity.

Bears general manager Ryan Pace, the same man who urged Trubisky to drive to Halas Hall in his old Camry, believes he can be “a championship quarterback.” In due time with the right mix, he might be.

After a mid-morning practice filled with growing pains and positives that any young quarterback will go through, Trubisky and Bears coaches spoke to the media about the former North Carolina star and his place with Chicago.

Trubisky, on whether he’s been in contact with other Bears quarterbacks such as Mike Glennon or Mark Sanchez:

On how he’s starting to process the offensive verbiage:

On his fit in the Bears offense for skill set

Bears head coach John Fox’s thoughts on Trubisky’s ride:

Fox, on the possibility of Trubisky starting in 2017:

Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains how he saw Trubisky’s star power:

Loggains on expectations and challenges for his young quarterback:

Of course, as the young raw player he is, Trubisky’s first practice did go about how you’d expect. Nothing too alarming or surprising. The adjustments a spread quarterback needs to make in taking regular snaps and learning a pro offense are always a huge leap.

All in all, still a monumental first day of Trubisky’s Bears career. How his life and star develops under center in Chicago is now in his and the organization’s hands collectively. But at least his nerves of the first day at “school” and meeting new friends is out of the way.

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.