While head coach Mack Brown has brought the excitement back to UNC football, there are also some former Tar Heels in the NFL who’ve had noteworthy performances lately. Check out the Week 7 showings for Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron and Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
After suffering a dislocated left shoulder and a slight labrum tear against the Minnesota Vikings in late September, Trubisky’s season seemed to be derailed in a make-or-break year for the Bears. But in Week 7, Trubisky returned against the New Orleans Saints.
With the third-year pro under center, the Bears offense never seemed to establish a much-needed rhythm against a strong Saints defense. Trubisky finished 34 of 54 with 251 yards and two touchdowns, with most of his numbers coming after the game had already been decided. At the end of three quarters, Trubisky had totaled just 76 passing yards and Chicago trailed 29-10.
Down 26 late in the game, Trubisky hit Allen Robinson II for a touchdown and converted on a 2-point attempt before the Bears recovered an onside kick. Trubisky threw another touchdown, but it was a case of too little, too late as the Saints held on for a 36-25 victory.