Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been added to the 2019 Pro Bowl roster, the team announced on Twitter. He will be replacing Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who will not be playing due to the Rams’ upcoming Super Bowl appearance.
Trubisky was voted as a Pro Bowl alternate after putting together a solid second season. He played in 14 games this season, finishing with 3,223 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a 66.6 completion percentage. He also ran for 421 yards and three touchdowns on 68 carries. He made strides in his sophomore campaign under new head coach Matt Nagy, showing improvements in his ball placement, pocket presence and decision making.
This marks the first time a Bears quarterback has been added to a Pro Bowl roster since 1986, when Jim McMahon was added after leading his team to a Super Bowl victory. Jay Cutler was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2011, but he was never called upon to join the NFC roster.
Trubisky still has a lot of work to do, but to make a Pro Bowl in his second season in the NFL is a good sign for his future. He will be accompanied by teammates Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller, Akiem Hicks and Tarik Cohen in Orlando on January 27. Khalil Mack will sit out of the game due to an injury.
EDIT: Trubisky even broke his social media silence!