Chris Simms thinks Mitchell Trubisky is one of the worst quarterbacks in football, heading into the 2020 season.
Simms took to Twitter to begin announcing his Top-40 QBs on Tuesday, and Trubisky came in at No. 38. However, when explaining why Trubisky was slotted so low, Simms did not lay all the blame at Trubisky’s feet.
3️⃣8️⃣ Mitchell Trubisky— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) May 26, 2020
Might be more of an indictment of how they used Trubisky last year. Square peg in round hole. Where were the designed runs built into the game plan? Like most people I think Foles ends up the starter#SimmsTop40QB
Seems to be a bit of a chicken and egg problem. Was the offense over-simplified because Trubisky couldn’t get it done? Or, could Trubisky not make anything happen because the offense was designed poorly?
Simms later spoke with Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk to further explain his low ranking for Trubisky:
“As far as accuracy is concerned, it can be all over the place sometimes," Simms said on PFT. "I mean, way too many slam dunk NFL completions missed by Mitchell Trubisky. Let alone decision making questionable at times, feel within the pocket. I don’t think he ran enough this past year, I know he hurt his shoulder, but he lost that aspect of his game.
"So the reason he’s 38 is because what really unveiled itself to me this year is, what does he bring to the team? What is it?”
As for the only two quarterbacks ranked lower than Trubisky: Dwayne Haskins of the Redskins came in at No. 39, while rookie Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa rounded out the list at No. 40.
Now before you go spouting off about this list (whether you think Trubisky is ranked too low… or maybe even too high), it’s important to look at last year’s list for a little context.
In 2019, Simms had Trubisky ranked No. 20, ahead of guys like Josh Allen, Jimmy Garoppolo and Lamar Jackson.
So who knows? Maybe Trubisky proves the haters wrong and shows he can rise again with a little competition and another year in Nagy’s scheme.Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of the Bears.