Does this comment from Ryan Pace speak to trust in Mitch Trubisky

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Ryan Pace said he was not at the point to decide on Mitch Trubisky’s fifth-year option. Were those his most telling words?

At the Chicago Bears end of season press conference, Ryan Pace expressed confidence in Mitch Trubisky. He talked about him as if he were the clear starter heading into 2020. However, with no other quarterback signed at the moment, it is fair to say that he had no other choice but to publicly commit to Trubisky.

Still, the overall idea is that Trubisky will get a crack at starting again in 2020, and if it fails, the Bears will need to have a better backup plan this time around.

In fact, while the Bears were showing optimism towards Trubisky, they also mentioned that they were not at the point where they would make a decision on the fifth-year option for Trubisky.

This mainly went by as non-news. They can decide next week to pick up his fifth-year option. By all accounts, it sounds like that is the case. However, while fans and media flocked to his comments of optimism towards Trubisky, this comment was not dissected nearly as much.

His non-commitment to Trubisky at this point and time is worth noting because in the same press conference last season, Pace noted that the team planned to pick up the fifth-year option for Floyd. He was very direct just days after the season.

The Bears were coming off of a much more positive season, but Floyd was not coming off of a shining year. He did not take advantage of Khalil Mack being added and played through an injury most of the way. Still, Pace was not afraid to commit.

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His words on Trubisky starting may not be telling considering no other quarterback is signed and the team cannot spill their hand. However, his lack of commitment to the fifth-year option for Trubisky could be more telling because it shows he does not have the same trust in Trubisky that he did in Floyd.

Will the Bears use their commitment to Trubisky as a chance to sneak in on another quarterback? Time will tell.