Mitchell Trubisky

Mitchell Trubisky’s hot takes on food may offend the city of Chicago

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Mitchell Trubisky’s hot takes on food may offend the city of Chicago

Mitchell Trubisky is making the interview rounds this weekend as part of a promotional campaign for Gone Rogue protein snacks, appearing on radio shows across the country.

He did an interview with The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on ESPN Radio Friday morning, where the hosts asked him nothing but food questions.

The Bears quarterback didn’t hesitate to deliver some hot takes that might rub Chicagoans the wrong way.

Some of his most controversial food opinions included:

  • Nacho cheese Doritos over cool ranch
  • Pizza rolls over bagel bites
  • Trubisky prefers his steaks medium: “You’re not allowed to put anything on a steak”
  • Water is the best drink in the history of drinks
  • It’s called “pop” not “soda”
  • A hot dog is not a sandwich, it’s a hot dog
  • The only thing he puts on his hot dogs is ketchup

And his hottest take of all was about Chicago’s beloved deep dish pizza.

“It can be overrated,” Trubisky said. “That’s why thin crust is definitely OK. You can eat more pieces of thin crust.”

Host Dan Le Batard told Trubisky that his pizza opinion would make him less popular in Chicago than former Bears kicker Cody Parkey.

“That’s not true,” Trubisky responded.

Co-host Stugotz called him "Mitchell Hall-of-Fame-sky" for that answer

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With a year of experience, Mitchell Trubisky trying to master Matt Nagy’s offense in Year 2

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With a year of experience, Mitchell Trubisky trying to master Matt Nagy’s offense in Year 2

Mitchell Trubisky already has 27 NFL starts in his young career, but he had a different offense in each of his first two seasons.

Heading into his third year with the Bears, Trubisky finally entered an offseason with some stability as far as offensive system. In an interview with Pro Football Talk, Trubisky said that is making a big difference.

“We’re already so much further than we were last year at this time, having the same offense, going through Year 2,” Trubisky said. “It feels like you can just really get on top of this offense, master it, and just go through all the details. We know what we’re good at, we know what we want to work at and we’re just way more focused on what we want this offense to be.”

The Bears traded away Jordan Howard while adding running back Mike Davis and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson via free agency and drafting running back David Montgomery, but most of the key playmakers remain from last season. That adds further consistency from a year ago.

“It’s made this transition going into Year 3 so much easier, going into Year 2 of this offense,” Trubisky said. “Just knowing everyone who we have playmaker-wise, knowing your teammates all across the board. We didn’t add a bunch of new guys besides the rookies we just drafted. We’ll get them in. We just have great chemistry between the players on offense and our coaches and what we’re trying to do scheme-wise. We’re just so much further from where we’re at. I’m very excited from where this offense can be this year.”

Will that lead to a more productive offense in 2019? That remains to be seen, but Trubisky thinks the team could have won more games last season as it was.

“I think all those expectations that we overachieved were external,” he said. “We knew what we had in the locker room and we knew how many games we could win. We felt like every week we were in it. We felt like we should have won more games than we did last year.”

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Mitchell Trubisky calls Matt Nagy the swaggiest coach in the NFL

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Mitchell Trubisky calls Matt Nagy the swaggiest coach in the NFL

Matt Nagy made quite the impression on the Bears fan base last season.

Nagy guided the Bears to their first division title since 2010 in his first year as the team’s coach. He also is popular in the locker room and his quarterback backed him up when it comes to his demeanor as well.

Mitchell Trubisky did an interview with Pro Football Talk and was asked if Nagy is the swaggiest coach in the NFL.

“That would be a fact, 100 percent,” Trubisky said. “He is the swaggiest coach in the NFL.”

As a follow up, Trubisky gave Andy Reid some credit for rocking Hawaiian shirts, but stuck with his guy in the swag department.

“Coach Reid, he’s gotta be up there, probably top five,” Trubisky said. “Hawaiian shirt, that’s a strong move. But coach Nagy, I’m sure he’s got a closet full of Hawaiian shirts.”

The fun the Bears had last season during touchdown celebrations and in locker rooms after wins caught some attention around the league. The culture Nagy helped create was something new players mentioned after joining the team this offseason.

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