Even the biggest Carson Wentz detractors will agree, it could be a lot worse. He could be Mitchell Trubisky. The difference in their film is startling, something that is reflected in their PFF grades. Only two quarterbacks have graded worse than Trubisky, those being Josh Rosen and Luke Falk. If you can find any Trubisky supporters left, they’re still very likely openly hoping for complete turnaround.
It’s hard to argue that Chicago Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy is even a Trubisky supporter. Sure, he wants him to succeed and went so far as to stick with him for this week’s showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles. However his in-game actions reek of doubt and mistrust, as we saw last week against the Los Angeles Chargers in a multitude of ways.
When you'd rather run once & spike than throw twice w/Trubisky. This is mind-blowingly awful. pic.twitter.com/W1Vc2Xr29C— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) October 28, 2019
Nagy didn’t hand pick Trubisky and will likely want to go in a different direction after this season. For now, last years’ Coach of the Year that schemed up Trubisky to 11 “QB WINZ” as a starter, along with a dominating defense, is stuck with a declining, banged up quarterback with shattered confidence and scattershot accuracy.
This is all good news for a struggling Eagles’ pass defense. They still are tasked with containing an underrated Allen Robinson, corralling a shifty Tarik Cohen, and limiting a speedy Cordarrelle Patterson, but it will be those players bailing out Trubisky, not being propped up by him.
Trubisky's 51.9 deep passing QB Rating ranks 30th of 35 (per PFF).. Awful decision w/a lead here. Bailed out by a missed FG from the Chargers. pic.twitter.com/hWJTXIF0jv— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) October 28, 2019
It becomes less about coverage and more about tackling - a big problem area for the Eagles - against a quarterback that per NextGen Stats is throwing 2.3 yards in front of the sticks on average. It’s not a confusing offense to figure out either. Nagy trusts Trubisky with roughly four incredibly simple and common concepts. In his futile attempt to put lipstick on a pig, he’s transformed a once passable offense into the stuff you see on Friday nights. If Jim Schwartz screws it up, that’s a gigantic red flag on top of the alarms already sounding about his coaching chops this year.
We rip Trubisky’s game some more and also detail Carson Wentz’s performance against the Buffalo Bills in The QB Scho Show #39! Listen on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts?! Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!