Listen: Trubisky Gets 'Raw Deal' With Criticism

Patrick Mahomes headlines don't need to be referendums on Mitchell Trubisky.

Dan Bernstein Show
July 07, 2020 - 11:35 am
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(670 The Score) It has become a tradition at this point.

Whenever Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes authors a great play, produces another great game or achieves another milestone moment in his career -- such as his 10-year contract extension worth up to $503 million that was agreed to Monday -- it follows that Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be the butt of jokes and consternation will set in. After all, the Bears are stalled in neutral after trading up to take Trubisky at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft and bypass Mahomes in the process, while the Chiefs have flourished and are the defending Super Bowl champions.

Will it ever end? 670 host Dan Bernstein hopes it does someday. It's getting old in his mind.

"At least on Twitter, I think Trubisky gets at least a bit of a raw deal," Bernstein said on his show Tuesday. "It's like he's become Nickelback. He's become a punching bag in a way I think has gotten past what's really fair, past what's deserved. Yeah, he has not lived up to his status. He's not going to be the savior. He was not worth trading up to take second overall. But he's had his share of really strong games, he's had his share of great moments. He's not one of these complete quarterbacking turds. And we should know that. We should know the difference between Jonathan Quinn and Cade McNown and Chad Hutchinson and somebody like this. His pedigree hasn't matched his performance. He hasn't earned his draft status. And it's not like he's been a bad guy either. He's tried to say the right things and do the right things. National punchline punching bag? I don't know that's deserved.

"I'm still weary from it, of trying to relitigate a bad draft pick and having a really good draft pick after him that would've been better to have.

"Is it OK -- I'm asking you -- can we decide to not have to do this every time? 'See, that could've been...' And I admit I've had my fun with it too. As we were getting ready for the Super Bowl and watching all this stuff, I wrote a twilight zone column and dead-panned as if it were Patrick Mahomes on the Bears, just to twist the knife a little bit. I admit I've had my fun with it. You have to. It's part of it. But then we can't have every Patrick Mahomes headline also function as a Mitchell Trubisky headline and a 'Ryan Pace has got to be fired.'"