Raise your hand if you felt the vibe change immediately when Mitch Trubisky entered the game.
OK, it’s just the preseason … but that was a fun little moment, right?
Trubisky made the most of his debut as he was tasked with engineering a two-minute drill that started at the 50-yard-line. Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 18 yards, the Broncos were called for an offsides penalty, and suddenly the Bears were in business. The Bears drove all the way inside the five before this happened:
— Greg Braggs Jr. (@GBraggsJr) August 11, 2017
Trubisky connected with Victor Cruz on a two-yard touchdown strike. It capped a drive where the rookie from North Carolina went 4-for-4 for 24 yards. It’s a ridiculously small sample size, but I’ll gladly accept a 131.2 quarterback rating – especially in the two-minute drill.
Quite the contrast compared to the beginning of The Mike Glennon Era. His second pass went for a touchdown! … for the Broncos:
— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) August 11, 2017
Facing a 3rd-and-long on his first possession, Glennon dropped back and threw his second pass with the Chicago Bears — and promptly threw an interception. And it wasn’t any old interception. It was a pick-six to end his first drive in a Bears uniform. Not quite the kind of first impression you want to make to your new employer and the home-town fans in attendance.
It didn’t get much better from there. Altogether, Glennon completed 2 of 8 passes for 20 yards. It all adds up to a 0.0 rating.
There is no need to make a grand pronouncement after a few series of preseason football, but there are adjustments that need to be made for Glennon. Then again, starting with premier field position would probably help matters.