Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky has a lot to prove before he can be branded as one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks. His rookie season showed a massive amount of promise, but he didn't have the "wow" moment that's required to get the non-Bears fan excited.
Nowhere is this more apparent than the player ratings issued by the developers of Madden 19, the epic video game franchise that helps bridge the gap between the late-summer months and the start of the NFL's regular season.
Trubisky's player rating was revealed Tuesday and it was shockingly low, to say the least. His 74 overall rating ranked 37th among quarterbacks in the game.
All three Jets quarterbacks -- Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold and Josh McCown -- have higher player ratings.
NFL teams generally carry three quarterbacks on the final roster, which suggests -- according to Madden 19 -- that Trubisky wouldn't make the cut in New York. Let that simmer in your brain for a second.
Other quarterbacks who received a higher rating than Trubisky include Jacoby Brissett (Colts), Josh Rosen (Cardinals) and Sam Bradford (Cardinals).
And get ready for this: Trubisky's rating is only two points higher than Mike Glennon. Yes, that Mike Glennon.
Trubisky falls within the backup quarterback range on Madden 19's quarterback board. His peers include Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buccaneers), Deshone Kizer (Packers), Brock Osweiler (Dolphins) and Kyle Lauletta (Giants).
Talk about low expectations for a player who entered the league as the second overall pick just one year ago.
Players take notice of their Madden ratings. Just ask Akiem Hicks and Anthony Miller. Whether Trubisky considers his 74 grade as another layer of disrespect to fuel a successful 2018 campaign is not yet known, but for Bears fans excited about getting their hands on this year's copy of the game, get ready for a bumpy offensive ride.
For the complete Madden 19 quarterback ratings, click here.