Doug Pederson: Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky can be Carson Wentz 2.0

Paola Ditto
Novembre 23, 2017

This season, though, Wentz has exceeded all expectations as the Eagles have jumped out to an NFL-best 9-1 record. The Eagles went 4-8 and finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs.

Never in a million could Philadelphia and their fans could have imagined Wentz would have the team in this position as serious Super Bowl contenders, and even though it's best to take the one game at a time approach, the excitement is hard to contain.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11, with receiver Alshon Jeffery) is fourth in the National Football League with a 104.3 passer rating this season.

But Brady has been just as good - even at the age of 40.

Therein lies much of the hope that Trubisky's heretofore hard rookie season might pay dividends next season.

As is the case with the Rams and Jared Goff, the comparisons are obvious. Undeterred by Trubisky's lack of experience, the Bears made him the No. 2 pick in last April's draft and named him their starting quarterback in Week 5. Both came in with knocks on their college resume.

Trubisky is considered a raw prospect after starting only 13 career games at North Carolina. And both have endured growing pains as a rookie. But if Wentz can make that leap, can Trubisky?

"Oh, for sure, for sure", Pederson said on a Wednesday conference call. You kind of see in Mitch, you see the arm talent, you see the athleticism, the strength. You see the athleticism. You see good decisions, the accuracy. "You see things that flash on tape that you go, 'OK, that's exactly the way Carson was a year ago'".

"I don't know him personally".

"That's always a positive when you have an athletic quarterback that you can use outside of the pocket, a big, physical guy like that, and you're seeing the flashes like we saw in Carson".

"I think you just continue to spend time with him".

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