This is the first installment of The Daily Tar Heel's "Tracking the Tar Heels" blog, where we will provide updates on UNC alumni in the pros.
This week, we'll be focusing on the first three weeks of the NFL season, in which a number of Tar Heels have made contributions. Here’s a round-up:
For some fans, the success of UNC’s football team last year with Mitchell Trubisky under center probably seems like a long time ago. Trubisky himself has yet to make much of an impact since going No. 2 overall in the 2017 draft to the Chicago Bears.
The starting job in Chicago still belongs to Mike Glennon, who has led the team to a 1-2 start with three touchdowns and three interceptions. A poor showing by Glennon on Thursday night against the Packers could spell the end for the former N.C. State quarterback reign and elevate Trubisky to the starting role.
Rookie receivers Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer have also had limited chances to shine since being drafted by Philadelphia and Dallas, respectively. Hollins did have three catches for 32 yards in week two against Kansas City. Switzer, one of Trubisky’s favorite targets last season in Chapel Hill, has been used mainly as a kick returner by the Cowboys. He’s been unspectacular so far racking up 62 yards on six punt returns and 60 yards on three kickoff returns.