Chicago Bears: Mitch Trubisky is slighted in free agent rankings

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The Chicago Bears have some key names hitting free agency this offseason. Allen Robinson is the biggest of these names and unless the team uses the franchise tag on Robinson, he is likely going out the door. Other important names are on this list though too. Cordarelle Patterson and Cairo Santos are another two names on this list. One other big name that will be hitting the open market is Mitch Trubisky.

Mitch Trubisky was supposed to be the hope and the future of the Chicago Bears franchise. Unfortunately, he did not live up to those expectations. The thing is, no matter how bad Trubisky may be portrayed, he still has helped the Bears reach the playoffs in two of the last four seasons. Trubisky also has helped the Bears win 29 of 50 games during that same span. Since Matt Nagy came aboard, Trubisky has a 25-13 record. Not bad.

Football is one of the most ultimate team sports. Obviously, Mitch Trubisky is not solely responsible for the team winning all of these games. All of that said, Trubisky’s athleticism and average quarterback play definitely played a part. Had Trubisky been better than average there’s a good chance he’d still be the Chicago Bears starting quarterback in 2021.

I am still a Mitch Trubisky supporter. I hope he finds a way to land with a team that allows him to compete for the starting position in an offense that is willing to cater to his skillset. One team that makes a great deal of sense to me would be the San Francisco 49ers. Mitch Trubisky would make for a solid backup who could compete with the likes of Jimmy Garoppolo or whoever they make the switch to in 2021. Kyle Shanahan would make for a great pairing for Trubisky and his career.

Chicago Bears former QB Mitch Trubisky left off top-101 free-agent list

In a recent article for USA Today, Doug Farrar and Mark Schofield created a top-101 free-agent list. The list includes seven quarterbacks that could be possible free agents if they do not sign an extension prior to the free agency period in March.

The top player on the list is Dak Prescott. Honestly, I do not see how he sees free agency. The Dallas Cowboys would be stupid to let him walk and if nothing else will likely use the franchise tag on him. The second player on the list is actually Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson. I do not question him being this high up and hopefully, the Bears find a way to lock him up.

The point here though is to focus not only on the fact that Trubisky is left off a free-agent list containing 101 other players, but also that some of the quarterbacks on this list ahead of Trubisky is downright disrespectful.

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You can be a Mitch Trubisky supporter or a hater, but seeing Trubisky off of a list that includes Ryan Fitzpatrick (18), Cam Newton (42), Andy Dalton (45), Jameis Winston (49), Tyrod Taylor (96) and Joe Flacco (101). I am not about to get into a debate on these rankings outside of the fact if you put Joe Flacco ahead of Trubisky at this point in his career, it makes me question everything else you have said. Flacco is now 36 years old and has not had a solid season since 2014.

The disrespect and hatred of Mitch Trubisky continue to be spread too far.