UNC Football: Top 10 Tar Heels Quarterbacks All-Time

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No. 1 – Mitch Trubisky, UNC (2014-16)

Several months ago, Mitch Trubisky was Mel Kiper’s top QB prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Last Thursday night, he was the overall No. 2 draft selection by the Chicago Bears. Many people are unaware of the greatness that Trubisky possesses.

Allow me to pay it forward. Trubisky’s 2016 college football season was no fluke.

Although Trubisky started as UNC’s quarterback for one season, he has the highest career quarterback rating for any Tar Heel ever (166.3 from 2014-2016). Trubisky has the third-highest QBR in a season (158.3 in 2016). Trubisky’s QBR in 2015 was the highest in a single season (226.4).

Disregard the 2015 QBR because he did not throw at least 100 passes. Trubisky started one game that entire season, in addition to backing up Marquise Williams. Trubisky finished the 2016 college football season as a third-team All-ACC quarterback behind Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson.

Moreover, Trubisky has the third-highest completion percentage in a season (304-446 pass attempts at 68.2% in 2016), the highest career completion percentage (69.03% from 2014-2016), the most passing yards in a season (3,748 in 2016), ranks fifth in passing touchdowns (41).

He has the most completions in a season (304 in 2016) and the most passing touchdowns in a season (30 in 2016).

It is safe to say that Trubisky’s 2016 season was one for the record books and one to remember.

If and when you look at his footage from the 2016 season, seldom did Trubisky overthrow a receiver. His accuracy and all-around skill set give him a great shot to succeed at the professional level.

This is one of the reasons why the Bears selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Trubisky has the pedigree to become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in the near future. Trubisky has projections to be a good NFL quarterback. Some people are concerned that Trubisky was a risky pick for the Bears.

Although Trubisky’s professional career and future are up for debate, what he achieved as a Tar Heel speaks for itself.

Mitch Trubisky is the best quarterback ever to play for the University of North Carolina.