Restaurant’s sign is downright cruel
NFL star Mitch Trubisky may never bring the Bears to a Super Bowl, but at least he can help lead Chicago to safety.
A Chicago restaurant called Chip Monks is humorously highlighting the struggles of the much-maligned former No. 2 overall draft pick as a method for measuring the appropriate amount of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, with a cruel sign placed inside the establishment taking a dig at the quarterback's passing accuracy.
"During this coronavirus outbreak, remember to remain at least 10 feet away from others. If you're wondering how far that is, picture a Bears wide receiver and then imagine where Trubisky actually threw the pass. That distance is about 10 feet."
After 41 largely unimpressive games as the Bears' starting quarterback, Trubisky, 25, will have to compete with recently acquired Nick Foles for the job this upcoming season - whenever it gets underway.
Last season, Trubisky - who was taken ahead of young gun and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City) and Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans) in the 2017 NFL Draft - led the Bears to just 17.5 points per game, ranking 29th in the league, while throwing for 17 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 63.2 completion percentage.
His on-field performances have led to heavy criticism as NFL fans - even those from the city he's representing - doubt whether Trubisky can develop into the real deal.
But Bears coach Matt Nagy is confident his play-caller will come good.
"Mitch is a competitor," Nagy said recently. "I think when you're built that way, competition brings out the best in you.
"Mitch and I had that discussion with him, and you could feel that in him right away, kind of that, 'OK, hey, let's go, what's best for the team and this is gonna bring out the best in all of us'.
"I think the key word is just that he embraced the competition."
This story originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission
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