Future Of Bears QB Mitch Trubisky Won’t Be Discussed Till After The Postseason

It’s been an up and down career thus far for Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who is 29-20 in three seasons as a starter for Chicago.

The Bears, though, have occasionally moved away from Trubisky, whom the team took with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Trubisky has struggled at times, and the organization has to make a decision sooner or later about how many chances they are going to give him as the face of the franchise. However, that decision won’t come until after the playoffs, according to Peter Schrager of Fox Sports.

Schrager said Sunday that the pair will sit down after the postseason and try to come to a decision on what is best for both sides.

Trubisky started 2020 as the Bears starter, but was replaced by former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles after Week 3.

Foles struggled, and Trubisky came back in Week 8. He has played well since then, leading the Bears to a Wild Card berth in the NFC.

Trubisky has thrown 16 touchdowns in 2020 with eight interceptions to go along with 2055 yards and a quarterback rating of 93.5.

If the Bears do go in another direction, they could look to make a huge splash at the QB spot in free agency, going after the likes of Dak Prescott, Philip Rivers, Ryan Fitzpatrick, or even unhappy Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

Trubisky will get a chance to prove his worth this weekend when the Bears have a showdown against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 4:40pm EST.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. When somebody shows you who they really are – believe them! The past few weeks of Mitch Trubisky’s improved play is fools gold. He can win you some games, but will not be consistent enough or play big in big moments to get Chicago to a SB. I like Green Bay, so I hope Chicago hangs onto him and signs him to an extension. That would make people in Packerland very happy.

    • Can’t argue there. My only caution is making sure responsibility is laid at the right set of feet or you’re not really going to correct the true problem. You don’t want change for change’s sake. The danger of caving to media pressure to ditch a QB is tricky if the staff and team know it’s not all on him. If you’ve got linemen missing assignments, WR not running good routes, coordinators not preparing well for opponents, or a team morale problem, then you don’t want to fix the wrong problem. We saw that with Ryan Tanneyhill. He got blamed for all Miami’s problems but he was obviously just in the wrong system. My hunch is this isn’t just a QB issue, because the Bears have had similar offensive problems going way back even before Cutler. I think they run the wrong system for the team they have.

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