Trubisky – selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft – submitted a miserable outing during Saturday’s practice, fumbling three snaps during the session.
The 22-year-old candidly reflected upon his performance afterwards.
“Yeah, it was frustrating because that was uncharacteristic of me, and I’ve just got to handle that,” Trubisky said to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson. “They were just wasted plays, and I was kind of frustrated because I kind of wasted a team session right there, and I didn’t allow myself or my teammates to get better. You’ve just got to block that out, bounce back. The other quarterbacks and the coach said something to me that allowed me to get back in rhythm and play football. It’s the most critical part of the play. I’ve just got to take care of that and get better on my part.”
Bears head coach John Fox came to Trubisky’s defense Saturday.
“He’s learning a whole new offense,” Fox said. “A whole different NFL coverage package that we see a little bit more extensive types of coverages. So I think the guy’s done everything he can. He’s improving every day. He’s got a great work ethic. He learns quickly and works hard. You can’t ask for much more.”
Trubisky will likely be relegated to the bench during his rookie year, as the Bears signed Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45-million contract prior to the draft. It’s certainly not a definitive practice, but Trubisky isn’t helping his odds of seeing the field after struggling under center Saturday.
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