30 Mind Blowing Facts About Mitchell Trubisky You Might Have Missed Before

Mitchell Trubisky
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Mitchell Trubisky, one of the highly-talented players in NFL, has been facing some downside recently, to the extent that some scouts consider him to be a draft bust. Still, he has proved his capabilities and talents, by breaking several Chicago Bears franchise records as well as NFL records. In fact, he is the first quarterback in NFL history to complete 70% of his passes, throw for three touchdowns, rush for 50 or more yards and rush for a touchdown in a single game. He also broke the Chicago Bears records held by Jim McMahon, becoming the fastest Bears QB to eclipse 10,000 career passing yards in just 49 games. Here are some really interesting facts about the player that will blow your mind:

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  1.  On March 18, 2021, Mitchell signed a one-year deal to be Josh Allen’s back-up with the Buffalo Bills worth $2.5 million, as he was not offered a starting opportunity with other teams.
  2.  In the 2017 NFL Draft, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round with the second overall pick, making him the highest-selected quarterback in the draft.
  3.  Trubisky became the first Bears quarterback to throw five touchdowns in a half, since Johnny Lujack in 1949, during the 2018 season.
  4.  He became the second player in NFL history to have five different players catch a touchdown pass in a game since Aaron Rodgers of the 2014 Green Bay Packers against the Bears.
  5.  During the Week 16 win over the San Francisco 49ers, in the 2018 season, he completed 25 of 29 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown for a completion percentage of 86.2, the highest by a Bears quarterback with at least 20 passes since 1950.
  6.  Mitchell David Trubisky was born on August 20, 1994 to Dave Trubisky and Jeanne Trubisky in Mentor, Ohio. He is the eldest of three siblings.
  7.  His younger brothers are – Manning Trubisky and Mason Trubisky. Both of them played wide receiver at Mentor High School. Manning even went on to play at John Carroll University.
  8.  He attended Mentor High School, where he played for the Cardinals football team. In the year 2012, Mitchell was the recipient of the Ohio Mr. Football Award.
  9.  He passed 9,126 yards and 92 touchdowns and rushed for 1,559 career yards and 33 touchdowns, in his high school football career.
  10.  He committed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to play college football, under the guidance of head coach Larry Fedora.
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  12.  In 2013, he redshirted for his first years during his time at North Carolina. The next year, he played in ten games as a backup to starter Marquise Williams.
  13.  His collegiate debut was in relief of Williams against the Liberty Flames in a 56-29 victory. He was 10-of-16 in the game, for 66 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
  14.  Trubisky threw his first collegiate career touchdown to tight end Jack Tabb in the third quarter of the same game.
  15.  During the North Carolina’s bowl game at the end of the season against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, he was 7-of-9 for 65 yards and a touchdown.
  16.  He completed his freshman season with 42-of-78 passes for 459 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions.
  17.  He, as a backup to Williams again, appeared in only nine games in his sophomore year, in the 2015 season, making his debut against the North Carolina A&T Aggies.
  18.  In his appearance in the ACC Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers, he completed his lone pass attempt for 16 yards. He completed his sophomore season with 40-of-47 passes for 555 yards and six touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns.
  19.  In the year 2016, he took over as the starting quarterback, in his junior season, starting in all 13 games. Just in the season-opening game against the Georgia Bulldogs, he was 24-of-40 for 156 yards in addition to three rushes for seven yards and one touchdown.
  20.  Two weeks later against the Pittsburgh Panthers, he had a career-day through the air. He was 35-of-46 for 453 yards and five touchdowns in the 37–36 victory.
  21.  He recorded a total of 3,748 passing yards with 30 touchdowns and six interceptions in his junior season. He was named a member of the third-team All-ACC.
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  23.  He decided to forgo his senior season and declared for the 2017 NFL Draft on January 9, 2017, giving up his final year of college eligibility.
  24.  Mitchell was projected to be a first-round pick by the majority of scouts and analysts, ESPN and Pro Football Focus ranked him the second best quarterback.
  25.  He was ranked as the top quarterback in the draft by, while Sports Illustrated ranked him as the fourth best quarterback in the draft.
  26.  In the 2017 preseason, he recorded the third-highest passer rating of the 29 quarterbacks with at least 50 passes with 106.2, along with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Still, for the 2017 regular season, he was named the backup to Mike Glennon.
  27.  He made his first regular season start on October 9, 2017, against the Minnesota Vikings, where he completed 12-of-25 passes for 128 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
  28.  He ended his rookie season with a 4–8 record in 12 starts, seven touchdown passes, and seven interceptions. He ran for a total of 248 yards, the most by a Bears quarterback since Kordell Stewart in 2003.
  29.  He married Hillary Gallagher on July 3, 2021. The couple, on November 16, 2021, announced that they are expecting a baby.
  30.  During the 2018 season, he became the sixth quarterback in Bears history to record 3,000 passing yards in a season. He also became the youngest Bears quarterback to throw a touchdown pass in the playoffs since Doug Flutie in 1986.
  31.  He was officially declared a Pro Bowl participant on January 21, 2019, becoming the first Bears quarterback since Jim McMahon in 1986 to be named to the Pro Bowl.
  32.  He made his first appearance for the Bills in garbage time against Washington in Week 3, followed by another garbage time appearance against Houston in Week 4.
  33.  Mitchell Trubisky Net Worth: $15 Million

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