Chicago Hope, Chapter 8: Mitch Trubisky Spreads His Wings (Chicago Tribune)
Bears beat writer Dan Wiederer over at the Chicago Tribune has been chronicling quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s rookie season in a series called “Chicago Hope.”
The latest chapter — Chapter 8 — focuses on how far Trubisky has progressed from his arrival to Chicago to his final home game of his rookie season.
Trubisky was certainly spreading his wings when making snow angels in the endzone at Soldier Field last Sunday. And Chicago certainly hopes that Trubisky will continue to spread his metaphorical wings in his journey to becoming the Bears franchise quarterback and savior.
Steve Trivisonno didn’t stay long. He didn’t want to interrupt the Trubiskys’ family time on Christmas Eve. But after an energizing Sunday afternoon by Lake Michigan, Trivisonno did want a few minutes to connect with his former star quarterback. So he drove from Soldier Field — through the snow and a sea of taillights — to Mitch Trubisky’s home in Libertyville for a brief reunion.
Naturally, Trubisky thanked his high school coach for visiting. They exchanged holiday greetings. And with the satisfaction of the Bears’ decisive 20-3 victory against the Browns still fresh, Trubisky provided an encouraging overview of his rookie season.
“I wanted to see how he was holding up,” Trivisonno said. “It has been a long road, really for the last 16 months. Mitch told me he’s enjoying himself. And he really just seems to be happy with where he’s at.”
Trivisonno could see it in Trubisky’s expression and hear it in his voice. The 23-year-old quarterback did not seem worn down by the grind of his rookie season. If anything, his energy seemed to be as strong as it had been during their last brief visit at training camp in August.
Trivisonno sensed Trubisky’s satisfaction in his growth. He felt Trubisky’s comfort in his heightened role as the franchise quarterback.
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