Last week, Gregg Rosenthal, the Around The NFL Editor for NFL.com, published his Top 32 quarterbacks list and as expected there were a few surprises. From a Chicago Bears perspective, not having Mitchell Trubisky pop up at all was kind of surprising. But when you consider this wasn’t simply a list of the thirty-two starting QBs in the NFL, an argument could be made for having a few back-ups listed ahead of him.
Let’s face it, his performance in Chicago’s predictable and archaic offense last year, while admirable, wasn’t exactly setting the NFL on fire. I thought he played well considering all the handicaps he had to deal with, but based off of his actual 2017 tape, Trubisky is definitely a bottom tier QB heading into the 2018 season.
Rosenthal’s list has a few head scratchers and I’ll point out a few on here.
San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo is at number twelve. While I do think he belongs on this list, should he really be that high given his small sample size? He had 7 touchdowns to 5 interceptions in his five starts last year.
Is five starts enough to have him in the top half of NFL quarterbacks?
Here’s an even better question. Is one start enough to even make this list? Rosenthal had Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes at number 26. Come on man...
How about a guy that missed all of 2016 with an injury and only threw 2 passes last year? Teddy Bridgewater was at number 29.
Fellow Vikings’ QB Sam Bradford, who couldn’t stay healthy last year (again), was at 27. And sandwiched between the two of them was the Minnesota QB that played the best last year, Case Keenum.
You guys look at the list and let me know where (if at all) you’d slot Trubisky among the top 32.