Mitchell Trubisky wants TVs turned off at Bears facility, tired of hearing critics
Mitchell Trubisky knows his performance has been subpar this season, and the Chicago Bears quarterback has heard all the negative things people have been saying about him for weeks now. While some players would use that as motivation, Trubisky doesn’t want to hear it anymore.
On Wednesday, Trubisky told reporters that he is trying to get some of the TVs shut off inside Halas Hall, which is the Bears’ training facility.
Mitch Trubisky said he’s trying to get some of the TVs turned off at Halas to eliminate some of the negativity. Says people on the outside don’t know what this is capable of or what they are about. #Bears
— Shae Peppler Cornette (@shaepeppler) November 6, 2019
Chicago’s offense has been horrendous for the majority of the season, and the results have people questioning whether or not Trubisky is capable of being a starting quarterback in the NFL. Bears head coach Matt Nagy is a former offensive coordinator who was supposed to be able to develop Trubisky, but the former North Carolina star has shown no major signs of improvement in his third season.
The Bears are 3-5 after many picked them to make a deep playoff run, and they rank 29th in the NFL in total offense. They’ve scored just 17.8 points per game, which places them 27th in the league. Trubisky has a passer rating of 80.0 with just five touchdown passes on the season, and Chicago set the wrong kinds of records in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Trubisky can mute all the TV sets he wants, but he simply has to play better. While everyone on the offensive side of the ball shares some of the blame, he has clearly held the team back at times.