Despite a sluggish start to the 2019 NFL season, the Bears enjoyed a successful September after finishing the month 3-1 and with momentum heading into Sunday's Week 5 game against the Oakland Raiders in London.
Much has been made about the dominance of Khalil Mack and the Bears defense over the first four games, but it's Mitch Trubisky and the Bears offense that made the cut in the league's top 25 plays of September.
Trubisky, whose season hasn't gotten off to the best start because of his below-average play and now a shoulder injury suffered against the Vikings, has two throws deemed highlight-worthy by the NFL.
The first one checks-in at No. 22: Trubisky's 36-yard touchdown strike to Taylor Gabriel in Week 3. It may have been the best throw of Trubisky's career and is certainly one of the best passes made by any quarterback in 2019.
At No. 13 is Trubisky's clutch 25-yard throw to Allen Robinson in Week 2's victory over the Broncos that set up Eddy Pineiro's game-winning field goal as time expired.
What a way to start the season. 🔥— NFL (@NFL) October 2, 2019
The TOP 25 plays of September! pic.twitter.com/I4qFDj4cMn
Sure, Trubisky hasn't been great this year. But for two of his plays to make the league's top 25, in a month that he's been peppered with criticism, is pretty impressive and indicative of the upside he has. He hasn't been perfect; in fact, inconsistent is probably the right way to describe him right now. And as frustrating as that is for Bears fans, he's still a playmaker with a positive career outlook, assuming he can continue developing under Matt Nagy.
Believe it or not, he proved that in September.