Mitch Trubisky is likely not returning to the Chicago Bears
The final weeks of the season it seemed that Mitchell Trubisky was saving his job with the Chicago Bears. He had just scored more than 30 points in four consecutive games for the first time since 1965. Granted, it was against average-to-below-defenses, but Trubisky still lit them up. Plus, two of those teams were divisional opponents, which are never easy.
The offense was being schemed around Trubisky’s strengths and it was working. Unfortunately for him, Matt Nagy had enough of winning and seeing his offense succeed and he wanted more control for the Green Bay Packers game. Since then, Trubisky struggled but still played solid.
Trubisky finished the year solid completing 67% of his passes for 2,055 yards, 16 touchdowns, and eight interceptions with a 93.5 passer rating while only playing essentially 8.5 games. Those stats at their face value are extremely impressive and warrant a cheap contract extension right?
Doesn’t sound like it according to the post-season press conference by George McCaskey, Ted Phillips, Matt Nagy, and Ryan Pace. They all sounded like they were ready to part ways and go after a cheap veteran or go to the draft. So, Trubisky will now be looking for a new home, but where could he end up?
New England Patriots
This could be a perfect fit for Trubisky. With the offense being extremely run-heavy with a lot of play-action, Trubisky could be perfect for the role of getting the ball out quick and into the hands of his playmakers.
This season, the Patriots tried the Cam Newton-experiment and it worked out horribly. He showed upside as a runner, but as a passer, he was horrid. He’d have one good game and then throw three interceptions on only 15 passes the next. He’s not the same as he used to be anymore and that clearly showed.
Trubisky could go there though and be their starter. They didn’t have a great offensive line this season, but that can be rebuilt if they return their key pieces. They need more weapons as well as N’Keal Harry is shaky and Julian Edelman is extremely old, but if they get the right pieces, they could be back in contention next season even with their loaded division.