Bears’ Trubisky named to the Pro Bowl squad


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JANUARY 06: Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Soldier Field on January 06, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been named to the 2019 Pro Bowl, which will be played Jan. 27 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Trubisky is replacing Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who is unable to participate due to the Super Bowl.

Trubisky is the first Bears quarterback to be named to the Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon in 1986 and will join defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, defensive backs Kyle Fuller and Eddie Jackson and return specialist Tarik Cohen in Orlando. Linebacker Khalil Mack, who was named a starter in December, will not participate due to injury.

Trubisky enjoyed one of the finest seasons by a Bears quarterback in recent history in leading his team to a 12-4 record and Chicago’s first NFC North Championship since 2010.

Trubisky completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards – becoming only the sixth Bears quarterback to eclipse 3,000 yards – to go along with 24 touchdowns in 14 regular season starts. He recorded a passer rating of at least 120.0 in four games during the regular season, the most such games by a Bears quarterback in a single season (min. 15 att.).

He also posted four 300-yard passing games during the regular season, tied for the most by a Bears quarterback in a single season, and also set a Bears postseason record with 303 passing yards in the Wild Card playoff game vs. the Eagles.

In Week 10 vs. Detroit, Trubisky threw for a career-high 355 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for another score to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Trubisky was equally dangerous on the ground, rushing for 412 yards and three touchdowns with 14 rushes of 10+ yards. He finished the regular season ranking fifth in the NFL among quarterbacks with 30.1 yards per game and fourth in yards per rush (6.2). He rushed for a career-best 81 yards on six attempts in Week 7 vs. New England, the eighth-highest by a Bears quarterback since 1960.

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