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Matt Nagy Needs More Time to See Where QB Mitch Trubisky Is in Development

Bears coach Matt Nagy spoke in generally positive terms about quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s training camp performance to date, but Nagy said he needs more time to determine whether Trubisky became a better player in the offseason after the 2017 second overall pick finished 2019 ranked near the bottom of the league in most statistical categories, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

“We don’t have enough right now,” Nagy said on Tuesday during a Zoom call with Chicago media. “I wish I could tell you we had enough. But there’s just not enough with where we’re at. We need to see more. I can’t give you a fair statement or opinion with that.

“I’m excited to see some more team periods. Maybe a little more red zone, some two-minute, four-minute, situational football to truly say that. I’d ask for a little bit more time on that with him. But again, the mental side of it, decision-making, where he’s going — so far, so good. But we want to now continue to just see that get better and better to where we have 100 percent accuracy with that — with both quarterbacks. They’re both competing the right way. But I would say, realistically, we just need a little bit more time to be able to compare it to the last two years.”

“The biggest thing we’re looking for right now as a coaching staff between both of those quarterbacks is tempo, in and out of the huddle,” Nagy said. “Obviously, when you’re going through different plays and different pre-snap motions and shifts, or not and just line up and go, there’s moving parts now through the defense and so that element of new players and all that put together, we want to see the tempo in and out of the huddle at a really good speed.”

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