Mitchell Trubisky Sets Bears Rookie Passing Record
Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got a “W” for Christmas. And in the process, he also set a Bears record.
Trubisky set the Chicago Bears rookie passing record with 2,015 yards (following a 193-yard day against the Cleveland Browns) surpassing Kyle Orton, who previously held the record with 1,869 yards in 2005.
Trubisky accomplished the feat in just 11 games, including contests where he was extremely limited in his passing attempts thanks to an over-conservative approach. And Trubisky still has Sunday’s game against Minnesota to add to his total.
“It’s not really about individual stats,” Trubisky said after the game. “It’s about growth and development and getting better each day, and I wouldn’t be able to have that without my teammates. I don’t feel like I did anything special. I’m trying to get better and trying to learn from my mistakes.”
Congrats, Mitch! We hope this is the first of many Bears record the young QB will break.