Vikings vs Bears Live stream. Bears vs. Vikings: Can Mitch Trubisky make a difference in first start, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer ‘anticipates’ QB Sam Bradford will start vs. Bears
Bears fans have been waiting for this day since April, when Mitch Trubisky became the quarterback of the future as the team’s No. 2 overall draft pick. It took just four games for the Bears to dump turnover-prone Mike Glennon and graduate their rookie early from their original season-of-schooling plan. The Bears have tried to temper expectations for Trubisky, noting mistakes are sure to happen and improvement needs to come from the team as a whole. But the outside pressure is on. Can he handle it? “You only get nervous or feel pressure when you’re not prepared for the situation or you don’t know what you’re doing,” Trubisky said.
Otherwise, Case Keenum will start. But what of Trubisky? What does he bring to the Bears offense that Glennon could not? For one, he brings mobility. Mike Glennon is not the kind of quarterback who can create with his legs. Mitch Trubisky can escape from pressure and keep plays alive. He can make all the throws but the Bears receiving unit is not among the most talented. So the Bears will try to take pressure off Mitch Trubisky by running ball with Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. Trubisky can pick up yards on the ground also.
In his only game this year, Bradford threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns while completing 84.4-percent of his passes, picking up where he left off after a 2016 season in which he led the NFL in completion percentage. In two games against the Bears last year, he completed 68.6-percent of his passes for 478 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, losing the first matchup before winning the second in Week 17. Bradford isn’t quite as mobile as Keenum, but his arm provides a much larger passing threat that the Bears will have to account for this week, but lucky for them, they’ll have a much larger passing threat of their own.