Former NFL QB Thinks Trubisky's Stock Is On The Rise

Published February 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM

"NFL Network analyst David Carr knows a thing or two about the pressures of being a young quarterback looked at to turn around the fortunes of a franchise. Carr was selected by the Houston Texans with the first overall pick of the 2002 NFL Draft, but never lived up to his full protentional coming out of Fresno State University.
Last week, Carr listed Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky as one of the five NFL quarterbacks whose stock is rising.
"In Year 1, Trubisky operated a pretty traditional offense," Carr wrote for NFL.com. "He wasn't asked to do too much schematically, and he did a solid job with that. It was a year of learning and getting acclimated to the NFL. Bringing in Matt Nagy, who elevated Alex Smith's career in Kansas City, puts Trubisky in a perfect situation.
"Trubisky showed enough in his first year—toughness, accuracy, leadership—that he can be a good quarterback, so with the Bears' defense, run game, offensive line and Nagy, Trubisky is poised to take the next step."
Carr grouped Trubisky with 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo, the Texans' Deshaun Watson, the Eagles' Carson Wentz and the Rams' Jared Goff as the quarterbacks who are moving up. That is a pretty good group to be associated with. "

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