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NFL’s Mitch Trubisky Watches ‘The Last Dance’ Before Away Games to Channel Fellow Tar Heel Michael Jordan

by Thad Mitchell
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Chicago Bears starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky knows exactly who to turn to when inspiration is in short supply.

The former second overall NFL draft pick says before he plays in away games, he watched a documentary on arguably the greatest athlete of our time — legendary NBA superstar Michael Jordan.

Like Trubisky, Jordan spent most of his playing days in Chicago and knows how tough Windy City fans can be. Trubisky says he watches “The Last Dance” before each away game to channel Jordan’s competitive spirit. The Last Dance is a documentary detailing Jordan’s run with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990’s

“Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky says that he watches Last Dance every time the team goes on a road game,” the tweet states.

Jordan’s competitive nature is legendary as he won multiple championships with the Bulls. The former NBA Most Valuable Player is known to implement a “win at all cost” mentality when it comes to competition. Trubisky says he tries to “be like Mike” each and every time he steps on the playing field.

“I’m trying to replicate that mindset,” he says during a recent media session. “I’m trying to write my own story leave my legacy here with the Chicago Bears.”

Mitch Trubisky and the Bears Face New Orleans Saints

While there is no better person for an athlete to model themselves after than Jordan, Trubisky will need all the inspiration he can get as the Bears go to battle with the New Orleans Saints. The game will be played today (Sunday) as a first-round NFL playoff game.

Trubisky has had an up and down NFL career with the Chicago Bears to this point. For most the season he has done battle with NFL veteran quarterback and for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles for the team’s starting role. Trubisky has had the hot hand as of late and finished the season with a 67 percent completion rate. He has thrown for 2,055 yards this season along with 16 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.