Trubisky’s lifelong dream becomes reality

Win or lose, success or failure, Mitch Trubisky was going to remember his first NFL game Thursday night simply because it was the culmination of a lifelong dream.

“It was important for me not to let this moment go by and just realize how far I’ve come, stepping on the field, soaking it all in at Soldier Field especially,” Trubisky said after starring in the Bears’ 24-17 preseason-opening loss to the Broncos. “It was a special night.

Rookie Mitch Trubisky made several pinpoint throws while on the run in Thursday night’s preseason opener.

“Even though it didn’t go our way, hopefully it’s the first game of a long journey. It’s special to be out there for how long I’ve been working for this. It’s like a dream come true.”

After a lackluster outing by starter Mike Glennon and a brief appearance by Mark Sanchez, Trubisky entered the game with 1:55 left in the first half. The second pick in the draft immediately ignited the offense and electrified the crowd by completing his first 10 passes and leading the Bears to two touchdowns and a field goal on his first three possessions.

“Just got in a rhythm,” Trubisky said. “Play-calling. Guys were getting open. O-line did a great job giving me a lot of time. Just playing within myself in the offense. Just creating a rhythm. You have to give a lot of credit to those 10 other guys; they made my job easier.”

Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains also made Trubisky’s job easier by picking and choosing a group of plays that would give the young quarterback the best chance to succeed.

“It helped having a play sheet,” Trubisky said. “It’s not the extent of a normal game week, but we did prep for this game a little bit. It’s a little different from practice, where you don’t exactly know the calls every day unless we get the sheet.

“So I had the play sheet. I was able to study a little bit, so I knew all my calls, I knew my plays. I knew what I was comfortable with. I talked it over with Dowell, so we were kind of on the same page. I was able to go out there and play free, which is what I wanted to do, just go out there and play, do what comes natural and really try to get into a rhythm.

“I knew all the play calls. I was comfortable with the plays, and having a play sheet just gave me confidence to go out there and play.”

Trubisky completed 18 of 25 passes for 166 yards with one touchdown and a 103.1 passer rating. He helped the Bears produce 19 first downs on five…

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