So last night was pretty fun for us Chicago Bears’ fans. For the first time in a while, there’s a rookie that has captured our excitement. Mitchell Trubisky came into the game to run the two-minute drill at the end of the first half, and Soldier Field immediately started to buzz. Then he threw his first pass — a short out to tight end Adam Shaheen — and the electricity intensified. Sure, technically, it was an incomplete pass, but the record books will indicate that there was a Denver penalty that negated the play.
We were just happy to see the rookie throw it.
Next was a little one yard completion to Ka’Deem Carey and the crowd simmered a bit more. (1-1)
His next pass was an 18 yard completion to Josh Bellamy, a pass that was right on the money, that got the Bears to the Denver eight yard line, and the crowd was ready to explode. (2-2)
Next was a three yard completion (3-3), then another incomplete pass (again negated by a Broncos’ penalty), AND then the big one.
(4-4) A two yard strike to Victor Cruz for the touchdown!
On the night, Trubisky went 18 of 25 for 166 yards, with 1 TD and a 103.1 passer rating. He also showed some quickness in evading the rush, while adding 38 yards on three runs.
Let’s see what Twitter had to say about Trubisky’s debut.
National media on Wednesday - "How could the Bears pass up Deshaun Watson for Mitchell Trubisky?"— Windy City Gridiron (@WCGridiron) August 11, 2017
National media last night - pic.twitter.com/VKRkKNMn8q
Trubisky was the star of the night.
Seven games last night...— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 11, 2017
What did the @GMFB crew learn?
"Trubisky outshined everyone on 14 teams last night."- @HeyKayAdams pic.twitter.com/gaQBD4qPQJ
Wow @Mtrubisky10 .— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) August 11, 2017
It"ll be very difficult for the Bears to keep Mitchell Trubisky as their 3rd QB .He showed us why they moved up to draft him #2 ! Nice @NFL— Steve Mariucci (@SteveMariucci) August 11, 2017
A Bears’ legend weighs in.
HOF DT Dan Hampton: @Mtrubisky10 put on a hell of a show. Trubisky gave the team some juice and life. #Bears— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) August 11, 2017
So now the scouts like him?
Can tell you NFL scouts took notice of Mitchell Trubisky's debut. Said one who watched live: "He looks like he's in control." Very poised.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 11, 2017
I’m still waiting on the full parade route information.
The Mitchell Trubisky Parade set for Michigan Ave tomorrow at 11AM.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) August 11, 2017
Oh, I see Brian Urlacher is the Grand Marshall of the parade!
I'm leading the Parade #bestpreseasongameever— Brian Urlacher (@BUrlacher54) August 11, 2017
#Bears lost, but they really won... #Trubisky pic.twitter.com/6vTzCMD2qn— Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) August 11, 2017
There better be M-V-P chants at the preseason finale.
Mitchell Trubisky MVP. You better get used to saying that.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) August 11, 2017
That number 4 though...
Updated NFC North QB Rankings:— GasMoneyBob (@GasMoneyBob) August 11, 2017
There was no official plan, but just in case.
That plan to sit Trubisky the whole year.... pic.twitter.com/NHAv1tKtmP— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) August 11, 2017
Let’s temper our excitement...
The same dopes saying to "temper your excitement" are the same dopes that would be freaking out if he struggled last night.— Lester A Wiltfong Jr (@wiltfongjr) August 11, 2017
The new G.O.A.T.?
Mitch Trubisky > Tom Brady— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) August 11, 2017
Mitch Trubisky > Manning
Mitch Trubisky > Elway
Mitch Trubisky > Marino
Mitch Trubisky > Montana
Keep hope alive
This must be what it's like to feel real hope as a #Bears fan.— Windy City Gridiron (@WCGridiron) August 11, 2017
#Bears' fans, we have a quarterback... pic.twitter.com/UdQ4yras1m— Windy City Gridiron (@WCGridiron) August 11, 2017