Bears Encouraging Aggression In Mitchell Trubisky

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (670 The Score) -- When it comes to the development of Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, mistakes in practice are of little concern to coach Matt Nagy and his staff.

Nagy and the Bears have emphasized to Trubisky that every throw he makes in practice can be a learning experience -- even those that are intercepted. The Bears stand confident with the in-game decision-making of Trubisky, but his approach is purposely different in practice.

Trubisky is encouraged to take chances in practice that he otherwise wouldn't in a game. It's part of Nagy's coaching and the constant evaluation of Trubisky's growth.

"He's a great coach to play quarterback for," Bears quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone said. "Specifically in these types of settings of training camp, because he allows you to go out there, test some throws to see what you can get away with. We're constantly pushing that mentality.

"If there's a throw that you think you want to try to make and the coverage allows it, test it. It's not, 'Don't look over your shoulder.' We want to see what you can and can't get away with, so when that play potentially comes up in a game, you have some kind of experience or equity to go back on if you can or can't make it.

"We look at it completely different, and we tell the quarterback to act completely different of, 'Hey, push the envelope. See what you can get away with. See if you can make that throw to (Allen Robinson). If you felt like you could but you just missed it, try again.'"

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Trubisky arrived to the Bears touted for his accuracy at North Carolina. He has completed 63.5 percent of his passed for 5,416 yards, 31 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in his first two NFL seasons. That includes 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his first season in Nagy's offense in 2018.

The Bears are hopeful that Trubisky can make another jump during his third season in the league and second working alongside Nagy. 

They also know mistakes in practice are all a part of that process for growth.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.