If people are searching for a reason why the Chicago Bears drafted Mitch Trubisky, they’ve seen plenty of signs. He’s a great passer for starters. He’s athletic and intelligent, demonstrating a tireless work ethic. All great traits for a quarterback to have. However, perhaps one of the most underrated but important parts of him is his leadership.
The best quarterbacks are the ones who are able to inspire their teammates to play better. To want to play better. He did that at Mentor High School and again at North Carolina. Teammates insisted that he wasn’t just a physical talent. He was a franchise-caliber player who could put a team on his back.
It seems the effects of that leadership began to seep out from the Bears locker room after their frustrating loss at home to the Minnesota Vikings. (continue to next page)