The Man. The Myth. The Trubisky

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He may only be the 5th most known quarterback in his own conference (Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Deondre Francois, Brad Kaaya), but sooner than later you need to learn the quarterback behind the name, Trubisky.

Last Saturday in Tallahassee, UNC kicker Nick Weiler stole the headlines after kicking a game-winning 54-yard field goal and tomahawking the FSU crowd to silence.  Under those headlines the UNC football story should be all Trubisky, all the time.  The budding legend was 31/38 (81.6%), for 405 yards, four total touchdowns and no interceptions against FSU.  An absolute career day for most considering the opponent and the stakes within the standings in this inter-conference clash.  As for Trubisky, it was just another game.

These kind of performances have become the norm for Trubisky.  Over the last four games these are his averages:

  • 27/34 (80.7%), for 389 yards, three td’s, no interceptions

Trubisky has three consecutive games of +75% completion, +400 yards, three or more td’s and no interceptions.  For the year, check how Trubisky ranks nationally:

  • 13 touchdowns (t-13th in FBS)
  • 0 interceptions (1st in FBS-obviously)
  • 1,711 passing yards (6th in FBS)
  • 76% completion rate (1st in FBS)
  • 182.6 passer rating (6th in FBS)
  • 4 rushing touchdowns (10th among QB’s)

Trubisky does everything well.  Can he do us a favor and run this country for us? #vote4Trubisky.  But seriously, how is Trubisky not getting the ‘pub’ he deserves?  Compared to the four gentlemen I mentioned above, L. Jackson, D. Watson, D. Francois, B. Kaaya, Trubisky is blowing them out of the water from a pure passing perspective.  Trubisky is leading that foursome in yards, completion percentage, yards per attempt and QB rating.  He’s only one touchdown behind Jackson and Watson and Trubisky has no interceptions to boot, while the four other guys have 16 combined between them.

#17 North Carolina still has a tough road ahead.  This weekend #25 Virginia Tech and their 10th ranked pass defense visits Chapel Hill and Trubisky.  The following weekend UNC takes their talents to South Beach to play the 3rd ranked pass defense in the #10 Miami Hurricanes.  Hard to imagine he will but if Trubisky makes it past those formidable foes unscathed, he’ll become more than a hero, a myth or a legend. He’ll become a God…or he’ll just become a top Heisman candidate, which is probably better.

 

One thought on “The Man. The Myth. The Trubisky

  • As you pointed out, stats don’t win the Heisman. You have to have more than that, right?

    The case against Trubi – 1) He plays for NC, who up aren’t exactly a powerhouse. 2) He’s playing in a conference with Watson and Jackson. Gotta out play them – beat them and be better. 3) Who is he again? 4) He’s not going to overcome that schedule.

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