Everyone in the town of Mentor, Ohio, knew that Mitchell Trubisky was going to be special.
Including young Mitchell Trubisky.
In a segment "Rolling With the Rookies," presented by Hyundai, Trubisky, his family and those in the town of Mentor reflect on the quarterback's path to the NFL. Trubisky was selected second overall by the Bears in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Among the stories shared by Trubisky's family, his mother said that Trubisky wrote for a school assignment in first or second grade that he wanted to "play in the NFL and be a football star."
In the video Trubisky admits that his first word was "ball," that he threw perfect spirals at a young age and had the competitive drive with his three younger siblings that helped mold him into the star quarterback in the town of nearly 47,000.
"Now I'm right here sitting, looking at my dream," Trubisky says, "and for me it just makes me want to work that much harder to keep going and keep reaching, keep striving for greatness."
Check out the entire video below.
Roll with Mitchell Trubisky through Mentor, OH as he reflects on his journey to become the top QB prospect in the NFL Draft.Posted by Hyundai on Thursday, April 27, 2017
JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and John "Moon" Mullin convene at Halas Hall to discuss how to balance Mitch Trubisky's special moments against the rest of his play, including a comparison to Jay Cutler (2:35).
Then the trio breaks down Trubisky's trust - or lack thereof - in his receivers (7:50) and debates whether you'd rather be the Bears or the Rams moving forward (19:20).
They finish up by wondering how much a win on Sunday would mean to this team (25:35).
Listen to the episode here here or via the embedded player below:
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According to a report by Mark Maske of The Washington Post, the NFL and NFLPA “have made meaningful progress towards a new labor agreement.”
There is plenty to unpack as negotiations progress, but the most significant tidbit from this news is that there is reportedly a real possibility the eventual agreement will expand the NFL’s regular season schedule to 17 games (while eliminating games from the preseason).
Such an agreement would represent a compromise between the league and the NFLPA. According to Maske, owners had been pushing for an 18-game regular season, but the players union has remained reluctant to budge off the current 16-game schedule. Maske flagged the league’s rookie compensation scale and current marijuana policy as areas in which the owners could give ground in order to persuade the players to agree to an expanded schedule.
The report also lists a 14-team playoff field as a potential inclusion in the agreement.
The current NFL CBA — which was agreed to in 2011 — is valid through the end of the 2020 season, but Maske reports that there is “optimism” a new agreement might be reached by the end of the 2019-20 postseason.