Trubisky felt he was the better QB Dan Leberfeld

*Q)Why did it take you so long to become the starter at North Carolina?

Mitchell Trubisky – UNC Quarterback: It was just the head coach’s decision. He had previous experience the year before when I was still redshirting so they elected not to pull my redshirt even though I won the second spot as a freshman coming in there.

So we competed. I wasn’t given the spot even though I thought I was the better quarterback deep down and I knew I could do the same things if not better and help our team. But it wasn’t my call. It was out of my control.

So I just did what I could for the team. I did my job when I was called upon and we won a lot of games with Marquise [Williams]. He was the guy in front of me.

Q)What would you reaction be if your hometown Browns drafted you?

Trubisky: I’m going to excited wherever I go. I have a lot of pride of where I’m from that being my hometown, but no matter what team selects me I’m going to be super excited. I’m going to work as hard possible wherever I go.

Q)What do you think the pressure would be for a hometown guy getting drafted maybe No. 1 trying to save franchise?

Trubisky: There’s going to be pressure pretty much everywhere you go. There’s exterior pressure, but there’s not more pressure than the one I put on myself. Nobody can put more pressure on me than myself, and I expect more out of myself than anybody else. So that’s kind of how I go about my business.

Q)Do you get asked a lot of questions on why you only started one season in college?

Trubisky: Yeah, definitely. That’s a question everybody’s asking. I think I definitely have enough experience. I only have 13 starts but I played in 30 games. I’ve come in off the bench and I’ve seen significant time.

I was prepared really well at North Carolina by coach [Keith] Heckendorf, a really good quarterbacks coach, and I’ve studied the game. I’m a student of the game.

I feel like I’m in a really good spot right now to take my game to the next level, and I feel really confident.

Q)What were you able to learn during your two years of being a backup?

Trubisky: It taught me a lot of different things just about life and adversity in general. I mean not everything is going to go your way, especially when you deserve something. So being on the bench taught me how to be a better teammate.
I found other ways to get better. I found other ways to push my teammates and be a leader even though you’re not in that starting position and I think it’s helped build me into the person I am today.

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