A week ago we brought you the interesting take from Pre Snap Reads’ Cain Fahey where he ranked Chicago Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky as the 14th best quarterback in the NFL. Fahey has been known for getting a bit controversial in the past, but he does a ton of research on the quarterback position and he vehemently stands by his opinions.
On Thursday night he decided to share some GIFs of Trubisky’s play with the Bears last year, and offer up some thoughts. He ended his thread with a sentiment that seems to be shared by more than a few NFL analysts after the whirlwind offseason the Bears have had so far. “He’s overlooked but Trubisky was outstanding as a rookie. If Nagy is even two thirds the coach that (Philly’s Doug) Pederson and (K.C.’s Andy) Reid are, then the Bears offense has a chance to be great.”
Great would be a step up from what they were last year...
To see the full Twitter moment (and larger GIFs) you can click here, but I’ll also share his Tweets right here as well.
Don't think I've done a Trubisky thread yet. Fifth-best 16+ yard passer in the league last year. pic.twitter.com/aaeOmTa6pt— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
Athleticism, arm strength, accuracy, and pocket presence all on display in that GIF.
And in this one too.
The phrase "There aren't many QBs who can make this throw" is used far too often.— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
There aren't many QBs who can make this throw. pic.twitter.com/Wm5TUoF4IR
Yikes... Kyle Long was abused on that play. I hope his three surgeries were successful, because if not, the Bears need more guard depth.
Tarik Cohen catches this but the bobble means he doesn't secure it until he's out of bounds. pic.twitter.com/MGI1V6EIZi— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
I did not need to stumble onto the thread at 11:15 pm. I need to get up in six hours...
It's so easy for him to generate velocity on the ball. pic.twitter.com/VknfE5RO4s— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
Imagine him hitting that deep crosser to the speedy Taylor Gabriel.
The injury to Miller overshadowed how incredible this play was from Trubisky. pic.twitter.com/HLSsrzaB0L— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
That was a touchdown.
The corner jumps the curl inside, so Trubisky hits the window outside with timing and velocity so the safety can't get over to it in time. pic.twitter.com/YE7eTSbf3A— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
That was a big time throw.
This is a 40-yard throw and it's effortless. pic.twitter.com/hKool5D6m8— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
Josh Bellamy, who just signed his RFA tender to return to the Bears, with the TD grab!
Not sure how big a role Adam Shaheen is going to have in the new offense but his size with Trubisky's ball placement makes them a nice complement to each other. pic.twitter.com/hSbiHW4O9K— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
I discussed Adam Shaheen’s role in the new offense in my podcast last week.
Just click the link below...
Trubisky was raw in college but he showed off an understanding of timing to hit receivers coming out of their breaks. Did same through his rookie season. pic.twitter.com/h6QQTtiww0— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
I can’t wait for the 2018 season to get underway!
Dontrelle Inman doesn't catch this. Allen Robinson probably will more often than not. pic.twitter.com/Fa6ODWmEns— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
Yes... Allen Robinson is a Bear!
Ryan Tannehill and Trubisky share two peak traits. Throwing on the move is one. pic.twitter.com/fpH5cySxNC— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
Wait a minute. Did he just compare Trubisky to Tannehill?
Throwing against interior pressure is the other. Very few QBs in the league don't react when pressure comes up the middle. It's how Tannehill got hurt. Also how he made that O function behind a putrid OL. pic.twitter.com/52z2hvEf3Q— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
He did it again.
Those were two sweet plays though.
Slot WR can't beat press off the LOS. Trubisky recognizes it, comes off the front side, resets his feet before using his velocity to catch up to the WR before he reaches the sideline. pic.twitter.com/JWvPIsbChB— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
That’s a pretty play.
This is his best play of the season. Little reset in pocket allows him to evade a certain sack before he throws Inman open against double coverage. Simply spectacular. Nothing on O executed except the QB. pic.twitter.com/8eypyCmMVc— Yerah Be Grand (@Cianaf) April 6, 2018
When does phase two of the offseason program begin again?
I can not wait for some real Bears football.