UNC in NFL: Tracking the Tar Heels in Week Four

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 01: Giovani Bernard
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 01: Giovani Bernard /
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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 28: Mitchell Trubisky
GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 28: Mitchell Trubisky /

Good things come to those who wait

Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky is used to taking a seat. After sitting three seasons in Chapel Hill, he finally got his chance and responded by making history in Carolina Blue.

The No. 2 overall pick only had to sit four games before getting his chance to lead the Bears.

In typical Mike Glennon fashion, the Bears quarterback led his team to a 1-3 record while tossing a mere four touchdowns to five interceptions.

Feeling the heat rise in the seat beneath him, head coach John Fox had to make a change.

Finally, those in Chicago can breathe a sigh of relief. Though they’ll be feeling the pain off of Glennon’s horrible contract for years to come; the Bears’ franchise quarterback has arrived.

Trubisky’s first start will take place under the lights in a primetime Monday Night Football matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have a stingy defense and the Bears lack weapons.

The situation of Trubisky’s first start may not be ideal, but it can’t be worse than the Virginia Tech game last year right?

On a positive note, with the news of Trubisky’s first start, Pro Football Focus released an interesting stat from the preseason.

To ease Trubisky’s entrance into the NFL, the Bears have also called up wide receiver Tre McBride from the practice squad. It is yet to be seen whether McBride will play, but the talented young receiver has the potential if given the opportunity.

Mitch Trubisky will give the Tar Heel faithful their first chance at a good NFL quarterback in a long time.