Arkush: I don’t disagree with the comparisons being unfair (sorry, Mitch), but the only notable pass catcher with whom Goff had any carryover rapport from Year 1 to Year 2 was his running back, Todd Gurley. Remember, the Rams’ receiving-TD leader, Sammy Watkins, arrived via trade last August, a few months after their yardage leader, rookie Cooper Kupp, and second-leading catcher, Robert Woods. Still, I catch your drift and will come at this a little differently: What would constitute a successful season for Trubisky?
LeGere: The most important numbers for any quarterback are wins and losses so, at the very least, Trubisky has to help drive the Bears out of the double-digit-loss rut they've been spinning their wheels in for four years. A .500 record seems reasonable, given the help that should be provided by a solid-though-unspectacular defense and the offensive upgrades. An 8-8 record might be enough to get the Bears out of the NFC North cellar, where they've resided since 2014. Specifically, for Trubisky, he must improve his 7-7 TD-INT ratio to at least two TDs to every INT he throws. Wentz went from 16 TDs and 14 INTs as a rookie to 33-7 in Year Two, and Goff improved from a 5-to-7 ratio to 28-to-7. Even without as strong of a supporting cast, Trubisky is capable of a 2-to-1 ratio.