What to do when your rookie quarterback is making his NFL debut against one of the league’s fiercest defenses, particularly against the pass?
Get creative. Really, really creative.
That’s what the Chicago Bears did against the Minnesota Vikings in the first start in the career of Mitchell Trubisky.
At least, that’s what they did for one sweet, gorgeous two-point conversion, which featured two handoffs and one pitch back to the quarterback.
The Bears just ran the greatest 2 point conversion play of all time pic.twitter.com/rgZhFYJq17
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 10, 2017
That’s a handoff to Jordan Howard, who hands it to tight end Zach Miller, who tosses to the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft for the easy two-pointer.
Basically everyone had the same reaction.
The Bears just ran the greatest two point conversion ever pic.twitter.com/B8LMOzSzeb
— NOT_SCTop10 (@NOTSCTop10PIays) October 10, 2017
GOAT 2 point conversion pic.twitter.com/tEIMEqFP3q
— Meninist Sports (@MeninistSports) October 10, 2017
2 pt conversion HOF candidate pic.twitter.com/S1Z7uby2j0
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) October 10, 2017
Greatest two point conversion of all time🔥😂 pic.twitter.com/OXCnTbzk4G
— Sp🎃🎃ky Strik🎃 (@StrikaNation24_) October 10, 2017
This is the coolest 2pt conversion ever. pic.twitter.com/7jNfAuA7Tk
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) October 10, 2017
That 2-point conversion!
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) October 10, 2017
The Bears offense wasn’t alone in their creativity, though. After a Minnesota touchdown, Vikings players enjoyed the looser restrictions on touchdown celebrations by playing a game of duck, duck, goose.
— NFL (@NFL) October 10, 2017
On plays that weren’t two-point conversions, Trubisky didn’t fare nearly as well. He showed his ability to get out of the pocket and throw on the run, arguably his biggest strength heading into the draft.
Mitchell Trubisky rolls out to throw perfect pass to sliding Tre McBride!!! pic.twitter.com/j6Ltj0Q3Xz
— TheRenderNFL (@TheRenderNFL) October 10, 2017
But his eagerness to show off that ability got him into trouble in a tie game with two and a half minutes remaining. He threw a pick that virtually ended the contest, setting up a late Vikings field goal to put Minnesota up 20-17.
— Ricardo Torre (@RicardoTorreL) October 10, 2017
The rookie completed 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards, a touchdown, and that pick in the loss.
“That was basically me trying to do too much,” Trubisky said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “… I’m going to fix my mistakes.”