Although the North Carolina football team got stomped by Georgia Tech during Homecoming Weekend, Tar Heel alumni in the NFL did not face quite the same hardships.
Mitchell Trubisky continues to thrive in his second season in the NFL. This season he has posted an average passer rating of 96.1 and boasts an impressive 64.2 percent completion rate. He has led the Chicago Bears to a 5-3 record, which has them on top of the NFC North. To put the improvement in context, the Bears won five games all of last season.
Though Week 9 was not the best week for the young signal-caller, Trubisky and the Bears beat the Buffalo Bills 41-9 on Sunday. With two big defensive touchdowns, Trubisky did not have to be impressive in the win. With an interception and a touchdown to show for it, he was 12-20 for 135 yards from under center, including a 2-yard touchdown pass to Trey Burton late in the fourth quarter.
All in all, Trubisky is looking like a franchise quarterback so far this season, but he will have his hands full the next three weeks with consecutive NFC North matchups. The games will have major implications for the Bears' playoff picture, as they hope to make their first appearance since 2010.