Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky took over with less than two minutes remaining in the second quarter of Thursday's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos.
His Bears were down 10-0 and had tallied a grand total of 96 yards with Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez under center up to that point in the game.
Trubisky, making his first live-game appearance in the NFL, proceeded to lead the Bears on a six-play, 50-yard touchdown scoring drive that culminated in a two-yard touchdown pass to free agent acquisition Victor Cruz to end the half.
It was the start of an absolutely tremendous performance from the rookie No. 2 overall pick.
All said, Trubisky completed 18-of-25 passes for 166 yards with a touchdown and zero interceptions. He added 38 rushing yards on three attempts, including a 16-yard scamper.
We know full well Trubisky was playing against the Broncos' third-string defense. That makes his career-opening performance relatively meaningless from a statically perspective.
But considering what both Glennon and Sanchez did prior to Trubisky taking over under center, there's no reason for the Bears to see what they have in the North Carolina standout over the remainder of the preseason. The two veterans combined to complete 3-of-12 passes for just 24 yards.
From a fantasy perspective, it will surely be interesting to see what Bears head coach John Fox and Co. do next week under center. There's no reason to believe they won't give Trubisky a shot against the opposing team's starting defense, even if it's for just one or two series.