Chicago Bears: 5 Landing spots for Mitch Trubisky in free agency
By Braden Fogal
Honorable mentions: Three dark horse landing spots for Trubisky
The former Chicago Bear could make his way back home. Trubisky was born in Mentor, Ohio before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This fit could be the easiest one to predict just in case Kevin Stefanski and the front office decide they need a halfway reliable backup behind Baker Mayfield.
The Browns are a run-first offense behind the talents of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt at running back. You mix in receiving weapons like a healthy Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper. We can’t forget that improved offensive line there in Cleveland that Mitch Trubisky would appreciate coming from Chicago.
We’ll stick in the AFC North with a Ravens team that has seen what their offense looks like without Lamar Jackson at quarterback in 2020. We talked about Trubisky’s running ability. It’s no secret that John Harbaugh knows the formula of his offense. Baltimore signed Robert Griffin III out of free agency in 2019 and drafted Trace McSorley in the same year to backup Jackson — both mobile quarterbacks.
Griffin is a free agent in 2021, so the team could bring in Trubisky with no pressure of starting whatsoever. You’ll also start seeing teams on this list with great defenses. The Ravens are a prime example of that and we’ve seen how much Mitch Trubisky needs a good defense to win games.
New Orleans Saints
Great defense? Check. Great coach in Sean Payton? Check. Great offensive weapons in Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas? Double-check. While this might seem a bit farfetched, there’s a chance the Saints could be without Drew Brees and Jameis Winston next season. This would leave Taysom Hill as the team’s lone quarterback.
What happens if Brees retires and the Saints don’t bring back Winston in free agency? Signing Trubisky could be a cheaper option when the team is trying to extend Kamara, Ryan Ramczyk and Marshon Lattimore during the offseason.