QB - BUF
Week 4 Outlook
Buffalo Bills QB Mitchell Trubisky had a successful return to Chicago, completing 20 of 28 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's game vs the Bears.
Trubisky played the entire first half for the Bills with Josh Allen sitting and looked comfortable in his return to Chicago versus his former team. The Bills were able to move the ball down the field with ease with Trubisky under center as they scored 34 first-half points. The most impressive part of Trubisky's day other than going 20 of 28 for 221 yards and one touchdown was how he avoided mistakes and spread out the football offensively. These are the type of performances Trubisky will need to give the Bills confidence they have a solid backup option at QB behind Josh Allen.
Per Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler, Mitchell Trubisky is signing with the Buffalo Bills, although no details of the agreement have been announced.
The former second-overall pick will move from Chicago to Buffalo after the Bears declined his fifth-year option. Trubisky, a mobile quarterback, will be a great backup to Josh Allen. Both quarterbacks bring a playmaking ability with their legs, so they should be able to keep the offense running smoothly if Allen is forced to miss any time.
Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler with ESPN are reporting that the Bears plan to move on from Mitchell Trubisky this offseason and will look to address their quarterback situation through a trade or free agency.
The Bears selected Trubisky with the second overall pick in 2017 and he's gone 29-21 as a starter with an additional 0-2 playoff record. Famously selected ahead of Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes II, Trubisky has failed to live up to his draft stock. The Bears declined to pick up his fifth-year rookie option last offseason and it was reported that his future in Chicago was contingent on a 2020 playoff run. Considering their first-round loss to the Saints, this doesn't come as a huge shock. Trubisky showed some flashes as a playmaker with an innate ability to throw on the run, but his struggles to read defenses and a knack for missing routine throws caused a lot of frustration in Chicago. The Bears will have multiple avenues to choose in their pursuit for a new quarterback through the draft, free agency, or a trade.
The Chicago Bears are expected to move on from Mitchell Trubisky this offseason, per Dan Sileo.
There's no shock here as Ian Rapoport stated that Trubisky's future with the Bears was contingent on a playoff run in 2020 and the team was bounced in the first round by the Saints. Sileo is reporting that the Cowboys and Broncos have both expressed interest in Trubisky. The former second-overall pick will likely start next season as a backup. Although Nick Foles is still under contract through 2021, the Bears will probably find another quarterback either through a trade, free agency, or this year's draft. Expect the Bears quarterback situation to be a hot topic through this offseason yet again.
Mitchell Trubisky completed 19 of 29 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown. He added three rushing attempts for 10 yards in Sunday's Wild Card matchup against the Saints.
It was reported before kickoff by Ian Rapoport that Trubisky's future with Chicago would be contingent on his ability to make a deep playoff run in 2020. After a tough road loss, it's likely that the Bears move on heading into next season. Trubisky had a serviceable comeback in the second half of the year after being benched in Week 3 in favor of Nick Foles. Over his final six games, Trubisky threw for an average of 249.2 yards on 70.1% completion with a 10:5 TD:INT ratio. While his future in the league remains unclear, that and the Bears quarterback situation will certainly be news worth watching during the offseason.