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Mike Ditka is aboard the Mitch Trubisky hype train

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) looks down the field to pass during the preseason game between the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears on August 10, 2017 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire)
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The Chicago Bears signed free agent quarterback Mike Glennon this offseason and have indicated he is their current starting signal caller. Then, they traded up and selected Mitch Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. After just a single preseason game, the city of Chicago has been lit ablaze with Trubisky-Mania, a phenomenon that has reached the highest throngs of Bears lore.

NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is caught up in the same buzz, going as far to say:

“What I saw out of Trubisky for a rookie in his first game I thought was outstanding. I don’t know too many rookies, including Tom Brady, Fran Tarkenton or anybody else that’s ever had that kind of a start. Now, one game doesn’t make a career — I understand that — but the kid looked awfully good, he looked awfully composed, he threw the ball very accurately. I thought he made good decisions all the way through; avoided the rush at times.”

Tom Brady and Fran Tarkenton. After just a single preseason game. You could say Bears fans are excited about Trubisky’s future potential.

But what about his present? Will Trubisky open the season in less than a month as the team’s starting QB on Sept. 10 against the Atlanta Falcons? Ditka certainly seems to think this shouldn’t even be a question:

“I don’t know what else you can ask of a quarterback. If he’s not your quarterback, you’ve got problems.” Ditka said. “It’s clear-cut. He should be your starter.”

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