Mitchell Trubisky virtually met before the media on Friday for the first time since the end of the Chicago Bears 2019 season. The fourth-year quarterback had plenty to say.
No one can say that the Mitchell Trubisky experiment has worked out well for the Chicago Bears. With Ryan Pace trading up one spot to take Trubisky in the 2017 NFL Draft, critics were already going to be extra harsh. In fact, Trubisky was booed often before he even played a snap for the Chicago Bears.
Couple that with the fact Deshaun Watson looked phenomenal his rookie season before he tore his ACL and has looked the part ever since then too. Patrick Mahomes took a year off and sat behind Alex Smith, but has been arguably the best NFL quarterback the last two years. Mahomes playing at an elite level and Watson not too far off pace puts a bigger microscope on the Trubisky situation for the Chicago Bears.
After a productive season in 2018, last year was supposed to be Trubisky’s launching point. Instead, the second-overall pick fell hard and now the team had to trade for Nick Foles as an insurance policy. Whether this leads to Foles or Trubisky under center has yet to be seen, but only time will tell. Most fans seem to want Foles to win the job because of his Super Bowl MVP. My concern is that Foles is just as inconsistent as Trubisky despite the bling on his finger.
The point of these thoughts was not to convince any fan to root for Trubisky or Foles to win the quarterback competition. Instead, I wanted to break down some of my thoughts after hearing Mitchell Trubisky speak for the first time in months.