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Mitchell Trubisky named FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week

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After a breakthrough performance, the Bears young quarterback has been rewarded for his efforts.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Chicago Bears Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

It was a relentless offensive onslaught from the get-go for Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky this past Sunday against the Buccaneers, and he’s been appropriately recognized for his efforts.

After going 19-of-26 for 354 yards, six touchdowns, including five in the first half (a Bears’ record), and enjoying a 154.6 passer rating, Trubisky has been named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for Week 4. He also added 53 yards on the ground on three carries. A well-deserved honor for the 24-year-old second-year quarterback all things considered.

Trubisky’s long-awaited first breakout performance beat out Los Angeles Rams third-year star Jared Goff’s five passing touchdowns and 465 yards against the Vikings, as well as the ColtsAndrew Luck’s 464 yards and four scores inflicted on the Texans.

Thanks to Trubisky’s performance, $2,000 will given to the USO in Trubisky’s name.

It’s going to be difficult for Trubisky to maintain the torrid play he enjoyed against Tampa Bay. It’s not every week you get to set records, after all. But at least the young passer has a baseline of consistency to work from now, and has proven generally capable of leading Chicago forward.

Robert is the Editor-in-chief of The Blitz Network (subscribe here!), the managing editor of Windy City Gridiron, and writes for a host of other fine publications. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.