Stats aren’t everything, but they’re at least a relative apples to apples barometer of Mitch’s play versus his contemporaries and predecessors. Over 7 games Mitch is:
155-240 (64.6%), 1814 yards (7.6 ypa), 15 TD, 6 INT and QB Rating of 97.8.
Over 16 games that extrapolates to:
354-549, 4146 yards, 34 TD and 14 INT. Oh, and he’s on pace for over 600 yards and 4 TD rushing too.
Yardage and TDs would blow existing team records out of the water, and the QB Rating I believe would be behind only McCown’s 5-game season in 2013. All likely without a 1000 yard rusher or receiver. Team is averaging 27.7 ppg.
At what point are people going to stop comparing him against everyone else and pointing flaws and just enjoy what they’re seeing here? Because we’ve never seen it in a Bears uniform. Has he not shown enough to earn at least a little bit of leeway? If someone would have told you Trubisky’s projected stat line was what he’d do this year in August people would have **** themselves all the way up their backs and thrown old ladies from trains if need be to get there for it. I mean, how high is his ceiling with even slight improvement on deep passes and nowhere else (which isn’t even unrealistic)? He’s producing like we haven’t ever seen a Bears QB do and still has obvious room for additional growth with stuff most QBs improve on over time like footwork and reading defenses. What’s it going to take for some people to just enjoy the ride here? I’m fully aware that Mahomes is having a once in a generation kind of season. That doesn’t change the fact that Mitch is doing a ton of great things about which we should be really excited. The grass on the other side of the fence may be green, but it’s pretty damn green here too.