After an extremely slow and disappointing start, Trubisky and the Bears have come on lately, winning three in a row and four of their last five. Trubisky specifically has bore the brunt of criticism directed at the Bears and their offense, which has ranked in the bottom five in the league all season–even after their dominating 31-24 performance against Dallas.
The Bears have managed to turn it around offensively as of late, and their current hot streak has come at just the right time, as it has kept their (albeit sleight) playoff chances alive. As for, Trubisky he had the best game of his season against the Cowboys Thursday, and as it turns out, he set an incredibly unique NFL record.
Mitchell Trubisky Sets Incredible NFL Record Against Cowboys
Trubisky finished the night 23-31 for 244 passing yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a 115.5 rating. He also had the best rushing night of his 2019 season and the second-best rushing performance of his career, with 63 yards and a score on the ground. And as it turns out, Trubisky’s overall performance was a record-setting one.
According to Stats by Stats, Trubisky set a new NFL record by becoming the first quarterback in history to: Complete over 70% of his passes on 30 or more attempts, throw three touchdown passes, rush for 50+ yards, while also running for a touchdown–in the same game.
Trubisky also joined Drew Brees and Josh Allen as the only quarterbacks to have multiple games with 3+ touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown over the last two seasons. Trubisky also turned on the jets against Dallas, recording five rushes where he reached a maximum speed of 15 mph.
Thursday night’s win was also encouraging for the Bears and their fans in that it was the second game in a row in which Trubisky saw his team fall behind early, before subsequently leading them downfield to take the lead again. He has been down, but he has not given up, and he could finally be growing into the quarterback the team traded up to draft second overall in 2017.
Trubisky’s 23 completions and 244 yards were the highest totals of his career against a top-10 defense, and he performed lights out in arguably his team’s biggest game of the year. Perhaps his biggest test will be yet to come, however, when the Bears travel to Lambeau Field to take on the NFC North-leading Packers Week 15. If he can continue on this hot streak, the Bears will have a very real chance to make things interesting in the NFC down the stretch.