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Summer fun: What happens if Mitchell Trubisky fails?

On the latest WCG Radio, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago discusses expectations for the Bears’ young quarterback, and breaks down the team’s remaining questions going into minicamp.

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It doesn’t feel likely, but there is the possibility this man could fall short.
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However you slice it, 2018 is a big year for Mitchell Trubisky and these modern Bears. Trubisky is often compared to Jared Goff and Carson Wentz in that he’s expected to make a second-year leap like they did. Given the way Chicago has built around it’s young quarterback this off-season, anything short of excelling and dicing up defenses is going to be seen as a failure.

But what happens if Trubisky disappoints? Or, if the Bears’ defense’s Achilles heel in the pass rush falters as expected?

Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago joined me on the latest WCG Radio to break down these topics and more. What’s in store for Trubisky? What should we look for in upcoming minicamps? How will roster battles, like the defensive end opposite Akiem Hicks, shake out? There’s a lot of work to be done before a merciful June summer break.

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On this episode of WCG Radio

Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago breaks down Bears’ 2018 camp season.

  • The Ryan Pace plan in full motion: remaining questions for Bears heading into camps
  • The onus is now on Trubisky with everything in place. Reasonable expectations for his performance. What happens if he fails?
  • Rookie minicamp starting this week, and OTAs starting next: what we’re watching out for (the skill discrepancy)
  • Is James Daniels really starting at guard by Week 1?
  • Newcomer to make the biggest impact (receivers galore!)
  • Can Roquan Smith be a Defensive Rookie of the Year?
  • Rookie to make the biggest impact
  • Bears that need a big 2018 season (Hint: hard-hitting safeties)
  • The safest starting player on the Bears’ roster going in?
  • Positional battles to watch out for on offense and defense (hello edge rushers!)

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for The Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron and Inside The Pylon, and is a contributor to Pro Football Weekly and The Athletic Chicago.