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Bears Mitchell Trubisky up for FedEx Air Player of the Week ... again

After lighting up the Lions, the young quarterback again has a chance at a weekly honor.

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There might not be a hotter quarterback in the NFL in terms of raw statistical production than the Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky. In his last six games, Trubisky has accounted for 1,713 passing yards, 203 rushing yards, 19 touchdowns, and just four turnovers.

Trubisky’s latest performance, a sparkling 355-yard, three-touchdown outing (not including a rushing score) against the Lions has him up for the FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 10.

From the opening snap to the final whistle, it was clear the Bears’ passer had a bead on Detroit’s defense. The Lions had no answer for a locked-in Trubisky all afternoon. In arguably playing the best game of his young career from wire-to-wire, that kind of potential nod is certainly warranted.

Also in the running is the SteelersBen Roethlisberger, who tore up the Panthers for 328 yards and five touchdowns, and the RamsJared Goff, who lit into the Seahawks for 318 yards and two scores. Unfortunately, since this is an “Air” award, that rushing score by Trubisky won’t factor in much despite that still being a productive and objectively good offensive outcome.

If Trubisky were to win this award again this year, it would be his second FedEx Air Player of the Week honor in as many weeks. The first since a six-touchdown passing game against the Buccaneers in Week 4. It’s a sure sign of the times when a Bears quarterback is red hot enough to get this recognition on multiple occasions through nine games.

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.