- Great things were expected of the Chicago Bears and their young quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, entering the 2019 season.
- So far, he and the team are grossly underperforming.
- In an effort to shield the team from criticism, Trubisky had an idea that has just made people more critical of the embattled millennial.
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is a millennial. Not necessarily because of anything he has said or done, but because of his age. Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the segment of the population born in the early 1980s to mid-90s. Trubisky was born in 1994; ergo, he falls under the generational classification of a millennial.
But as it turns out, he’s also a millennial for reasons other than his age—and they aren’t good ones.
The Stereotypical Millennial
Trubisky’s “TV” comment fell right in line with tropes about millennials. | Source: Mitchell Leff / Getty Images / AFP
Millennials get described as being lazy, self-absorbed, poorly-prepared individuals with no direction or aspirations in life. People call them “snowflakes” and accuse them of killing societal and economic norms. They care more about themselves than the people around them. You can’t rely on them. Everything that is wrong in the world can be blamed on millennials.
They don’t want to work. A millennial prefers everything given to them. Why? Because they are entitled to it simply because they want it. Do not dare to criticize them either; they can’t handle it. Or so the stereotypes go.
So—how does Mitchell Trubisky fit the mold?
Turn Off The TVs!
During his time with the media this week, Trubisky shared something that he really shouldn’t have: