Mitchell Trubisky
The Chicago Bears first round draft pick quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is presented with a Bulls jersey during the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics during the second half in game six of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at United Center. Reuters/ David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Mitchell Trubisky is the new kid on the block for the Chicago Bears and no one said that it would be a bed of roses. In fact, he found out how tough things could be in the Windy City once the NFL season kicks off.

Trubisky was in attendance for game 6 of the NBA first-round matchup between the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics. It was his first public appearance since being selected by the Bears in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

As most know, the Bears sealed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers to move up in the 2017 NFL Draft. Chicago got Mitchell Trubisky, someone who could have been the first overall pick had the Cleveland Browns opted to get him. The Browns went with Myles Garrett, the best player from this year’s draft.

With Garrett selected, Trubisky was the next favorite to be selected. The Bears did just that but somehow such did not appease Chicago fans. The reason behind that is that the Notre Dame quarterback played only 13 games in college and will not be ready when the 2017 NFL season starts, ESPN reports.

Mitchell Trubisky is read for adversity

For his part, Trubisky says he is ready for the adversity and can manage the scrutiny. He is aware that the NFL is a quarterback-heavy league so a big chip is on his shoulders. As far as dealing with the heat, he knows the right way to block all that out, emphasizing he will only listen to his coaches and his co-players.

“I'm going to stick to what I know and what I do and just continue to learn from the coaches and the rest of these players in the league.”

Long road for Mitchell Trubisky

Trubisky is seen as one of the best quarterbacks available in the 2017 NFL Draft and the Bears took it. However, it does not follow that he is starting quarterback material. Like others before him, he has to learn the ropes to join the ranks of top NFL quarterbacks.

He admits he needs to work on his game and the development of Mitchell Trubisky will be key. He is coachable but time will be essential to figure out how far he can go in pro football. He is seen as a dual-threat quarterback though he needs to address some facets of his game such as poor pocket awareness.

Hence, if there is one area that needs work, it would by his ability to anticipate blitzes and reading coverage according to SB Nation. Thankfully, proper coaching and guidance can help correct those weaknesses.