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Mitch Trubisky wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week award

After a career day Trubisky gets a big honor.

Detroit Lions v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

After completing 23 of 30 passes for a career-high 355 yards, three touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky won his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award:

Trubisky kept the Bears in first place in the NFC North by leading a victory over the Detroit Lions and engineering four touchdown drives on the first four Bears possessions.

Trubisky is the first Bears player to win the offensive player of the week award since Jordan Howard in Week 8 in 2016 and the first Bears quarterback to win it since Josh McCown in Week 14 of 2013.

Ideally, this will be the first of many weekly (and opens the doors to monthly and MVP awards) awards for the young signal caller. It’s also more validation of the Bears’ top draft pick in the face of some high profile and well-documented national criticism just last week.

Ben Roethlisberger won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award.