With first-year head coach Matt Nagy directing the Chicago Bears' offense, the 24-year-old Trubisky completed 66.6 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns this season, each representing a significant increase from his rookie campaign. Most importantly, the Bears went 11-3 in his starts after winning just four of his 12 starts in 2017.
He wasn't the only second-year quarterback added to the roster Monday. Deshaun Watson, who might have been a Pro Bowl selection last season had he not torn his ACL after six starts, replaced the Patriots' Tom Brady. Watson led the Houston Texans to an 11-5 mark and AFC South title while passing for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns with a 68.3 completion percentage.