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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Bears commit to Mitchell Trubisky as starting QB for 2020

Mitchell Trubisky

The Chicago Bears made a massive investment in Mitchell Trubisky when they traded up to select him second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, and they are not ready to give up on the former North Carolina star yet.

At his end-of-the-season press conference on Tuesday, Bears general manager Ryan Pace said the team is committed to Trubisky as its starting quarterback heading into 2020. He would not, however, say if Chicago is planning to pick up the fifth-year option on Trubisky’s rookie contract for 2021.

Trubisky had another disappointing year in 2019, though there was a stretch late in the season when he played quite well. He ended up with just 3,138 passing yards to go along with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, which was a very similar stat line to the one he posted in 2018. Trubisky deserves a lot of the blame for Chicago’s offensive inconsistency, but head coach Matt Nagy has not done him many favors with play-calling.

There has been a lot of talk that the Bears could go after a star quarterback who is expected to be dangled in trade talks, but they apparently have no plans to do that. Giving Trubisky another chance makes financial sense while he is still playing on a rookie contract, but the Bears will likely go in another direction if he can’t make a big leap in 2020.

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