When many national analysts and experts counted the Bears out before the season even started, this team has shown some resiliency and proven to be more than met the outside eye. Two games in, the Bears have two victories and have a lot to be excited about.
The improved play of quarterback Mitch Trubisky is certainly one of the biggest storylines thus far, as he’s taken full advantage of this opportunity to beat out veteran Nick Foles in a true competition.
Through two weeks, Trubisky has tossed five touchdown passes to only two interceptions — and those two picks likely shouldn’t even go on him. But, that’s a topic to cover later on. The point is, Trubisky has been better than he was in 2019. It’s only two games, but there’s been a few flashes so far.
Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace hit a home run in the second round this year.
The Bears’ defense has also been just as good as we thought it would be. One of the biggest reasons why has been the play of rookie cornerback Jaylon Johnson, who is exactly what the Bears needed opposite of Kyle Fuller — and Fuller has also had a monster two games so far.
But, it’s been Johnson who has made the utmost difference in this unit. Last year, Prince Amukamara gave up a passer rating of over 100 on average. This year, Johnson is allowing a rating of just 64.2 through two games.
It is Chicago, though, and there’s always reason to complain it seems.
While that’s somewhat satirical, it’s true. The Bears are 2-0, but if just a couple of things go differently, they are sitting here at 0-2 and heading into a high-flying buzzsaw of an offense in Week 3. Before we turn our attention to the Atlanta Falcons, there are some concerns about this Bears team to address despite their start.