The Facts: OG Kyle Long praised Trubisky’s development this offseason and believes he’s better prepared to succeed. “My little boy is becoming a man,” Long said. “They’ve taken the training wheels off of Mitch’s little bike. So he’s going to be able to do some things creatively and get to showcase his skills a little bit more in an open range. We’re excited to see him.”
Diehards Line: New HC Matt Nagy knows that deploying Trubisky as a runner -- or, at the very least, the threat of being a runner -- will open things up for the rest of the offense. And based on Long's comment, it appears we're heading in that direction. Trubisky was at his best in games when he mixed in play-action with some read-option, quarterback draws and rollout passes against a spread-out defense. Without speed receivers, the Bears were unable to test Trubisky's vertical passing abilities. These will certainly be on display in the future if the team's receiver talent continues to improve. Worth noting: Per NFL.com, no quarterback has an easier schedule during the fantasy playoffs (based on 2017 FPA home/road results) than Trubisky.