Rookie Mitch Trubisky talked with the media on Tuesday for the first time since being named the Chicago Bears starting quarterback and straight away he answered the question that was on many minds after the team decided to install him in the lineup in place of Mike Glennon.
Trubisky without hesitation said: “I’m ready,”
Trubisky told the press that he’s not going to be thrown by being thrust into the spotlight after 13 college starts and four weeks of watching Mike Glennon from the sideline. Trubisky quoted his high school quarterback coach when he was asked about the pressure of making his starting debut on Monday Night Football. “Pressure only appears when you’re not prepared for something,” said the player.
As for the teams offense, he acknowledged that there’s a big jump from college to the pros and said that he wants to keep things simple by getting “the ball to the playmakers.”
He even addressed plans to “move the pocket more” and changing things up if the teams initial plan breaks down, but the overall message was one of not trying to do too much while he gets his feet wet in the weeks to come.