Mitchell Trubisky is Back and Bears Path to Playoffs is Clear

Mitchell Trubisky, Chidobe Awuzie
Mitchell Trubisky is back, and the Bears are in prime position for a playoff spot. | Dylan Buell/Getty Images

It was only a few weeks ago when everyone (including myself) counted out the Mitchell Trubisky-led Chicago Bears. Oh how things have changed, and in a hurry.

Despite entering Week 14 on a two-game winning streak, nobody gave the Bears a chance against the Dallas Cowboys. All of those who went against them ate some serious crow, as they defeated Dallas 31-24.

If Thursday Night Football proved anything, it's that Trubisky is back.

Trubisky started off shaky with a brutal interception on their first drive, but he didn't falter or succumb to the pressure. He built off of it, and completely picked apart the Cowboys defense.

The third-year signal caller looked much more comfortable when not confined to the pocket, something that head coach Matt Nagy tried to do ad nauseam earlier in the season. Being able to throw on the run, Trubisky found weaknesses in Dallas' defensive backfield (and there were a lot of them) and made them pay.

Trubisky even used his feet to confuse and frustrate Dallas. Yet the best run of the night for Trubisky was his 23-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to further pad Chicago's lead.

Not to mention, Trubisky's strong play had a positive effect on Chicago's defense. Now with points being put on the board, the Bears were allowed to put pressure on Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

Now 7-6, the Bears have a good chance of competing for a playoff berth. Games against the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings looked to be doom and gloom situations for Chicago based off Trubisky's struggles a few weeks ago. Suddenly, they're quite winnable and give them a clear path to the postseason (albeit a difficult one).

Trubisky is back, words we never thought we'd utter in 2019.