Bears Promote Trubisky

LAKE FOREST - Mitch Trubisky is the Bears' quarterback of the future. Now he's one step closer to being their quarterback of the present.

He has been elevated to second string behind Mike Glennon. He jumps ahead of veteran Mark Sanchez even though Sanchez has 72 NFL starts under his belt.

Trubisky's improvement throughout training camp and his play in the preseason convinced the coaching staff that he's much further along in his development than they had anticipated.

"We were asked to evaulate him all the way through. I think everybody was pretty impressed on how fast he picked things up," says head coach John Fox. "He's earned it."

"Physically he has all the tools. We knew that wouldn't be the issue," said offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. "It was getting up to speed as fast as possible with the passing game, the protection the NFL coverages. So I think that was the biggest growth he had."

During the preseason Trubisky completed 36 of 53 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns. He did not throw an interception.

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