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Mitchell Trubisky should play as soon as he’s ready

NFL: Chicago Bears-Rookie Minicamp Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterbacks learn in different ways. Some can develop while sitting on the bench, absorbing the coaching and veteran leadership around him, while others can be thrown into the fire and figure it out on the fly. There are varying degrees within these two extremes as well. It all depends on the situation and on the player.

Until we have the fortune of hindsight, there is no right way, or wrong way, to bring along a young quarterback. If a player is thrown into the fire and he succeeds, then that was the right way for him. If a player sits under the learning tree for a year or two, then thrives once he’s given a chance, then that was the right way for him.

For every Russell Wilson that steps in and plays good football from day one, there’s a Ryan Leaf that can’t cut it. For every Aaron Rodgers that is brought along slowly before finding success, there’s a David Klingler who sits on the bench to start his career, yet still sucks.

In my latest T Formation Conversation Podcast (subscribe now for free on iTunes), I discuss when the Chicago Bears should play rookie, 2nd overall draft pick, Mitchell Trubisky.

Most believe that the Bears will take their time with Trubisky, including Vegas. The latest odds from, has the over/under for Trubisky starts at 1.5. Interesting enough, the over/under for Houston Texans’ rookie QB Deshaun Watson, a player some, including myself, thought the Bears had interest in, is set at 13.5.

In case the above embed isn’t working, you can get to my podcast in this Tweet.

Let us know your thoughts on Trubisky’s playing time-frame in the comment section!