Are the Bears lying about Mitchell Trubisky?


The Chicago Bears have said Mitchell Trubisky will be their starting quarterback entering 2020. What are the odds the organization is lying to us about it?

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The Chicago Bears went 8-8 in 2019 and missed the NFC playoffs after winning the NFC North only a season ago. One reason the team failed to live up to lofty expectations was the play of starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Though the organization has said he’ll be the starter next season, do you really believe the front office? Are the Bears lying to us?

On this week’s episode of Stacking the Box, FanSided‘s Matt Verderame and Mark Carman, along with former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, see right through the Bears’ lying and look at ways for how the Bears offense can be respectable in 2020 (51:25).

Schwartz says the Bears are clearly lying to us about Trubisky because they just fired four assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich. You can tell by head coach Matt Nagy’s body language that he is beyond frustrated with Trubisky’s play in year three out of North Carolina. All the while, general manager Ryan Pace remains steadfast to the guy he drafted.

Verderame says that what the Bears need to do is bring in a veteran backup quarterback to challenge Trubisky for the job, much like what Ryan Tannehill did for the Tennessee Titans this year. Marcus Mariota was ineffective and Tannehill eventually won the job and led his team to the plays. Guys like Mariota and Joe Flacco were signal-callers Verderame mentioned as challengers.

Because of the Khalil Mack trade, the Bears do not have a first-round pick this season. So they can’t look for a suitable Trubisky replacement in the upcoming draft. Fortunately for the Bears, the 2021 NFL Draft is one that will be loaded with quarterbacks, including Trevor Lawrence of the Clemson Tigers and Justin Fields of the Ohio State Buckeyes. They can find a guy then if need be.

Pace has to be in on Trubisky to save his job. But as Carman pointed out, the Bears didn’t have a tight end on the roster this past year with over 100 receiving yards. That’s all you need to know about the quarterback play in the 2019 Bears offense. Trubisky can’t even complete passes to his security valve with great regularity. This first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one.

Here are a few other topics discussed on this week’s episode of Stacking the Box:

  • John Dorsey out with the Browns (8:08)
  • Verderame sounds off on Josh McDaniels (12:11)
  • Who will play in conf. championships? (40:36)
  • Best of this weekend (58:07)

All this and more!

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