LAKE FOREST - After four weeks of Mike Glennon quarterbacking the Bears, the Mitch Trubisky era is finally underway in Chicago.
"I feel like I'm ready," said Trubisky to reporters Tuesday about his first start.
After repeatedly hearing John Fox claim that Trubisky would not start this season the rookie now will make his NFL debut just one month into the season. The change at quarterback is no surprise. In four games Mike Glennon turned the ball over eight times. That's unacceptable if you want to win games in the NFL.
"We didn't protect the ball very well," says head coach Johnn Fox. "I think we lead the league in turnover ratio which is something we have to avoid. It really didn't give us much of a chance in two ball games including our last one."
The Bears are hoping Trubisky's athleticism will add an element to their offense that Mike Glennon could not provide. Trubisky put his mobility on display a number of times in the preseason.
"I'll do a little bit more basic things, but move the pocket more or simple things that allow me to play to my strengths, move through progressions and make plays on my own," says Trubisky.
There has been so much anticipation since the preseason for Trubisky to start for the Bears. Now that it's finally here it only makes sense that a rookie quarterback would feel some pressure to succeed. When it comes to dealing with pressure Trubisky thinks back to a few words his high school football coach used to preach to him.
"Pressure, it only appears when you're not prepared for something," said Trubisky. "So that's how I kind of feel pressure. You only get nervous or feel pressure when you're not prepared for the situation or you don't know what you're doing."
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