The Chicago Bears are not the only team dealing with a quarterback dilemma. The Patriots are another team that must figure out who will be slinging the rock in 2021. As of now, both teams have been rumored and linked to nearly every quarterback who will be or might be available. These include via trade, free agency and even the 2021 NFL Draft. In fact, these two teams could be competing against one another for the best quarterback options.
Well, that could be the case except for one specific free-agent quarterback. Although the Chicago Bears could look to bring Mitch Trubisky back, the likelihood of that happening is slim to none. Honestly, it would be ideal for Trubisky to find a different team in 2021. He is not necessarily going to find a team to start for, but he could land with a team that will at least give him the opportunity to compete for the starting role.
With his current situation, Trubisky is likely to sign a one or two-year deal. Signing a short-term deal would be the best choice for Trubisky. This gives him an opportunity to try and prove himself to the rest of the league once again and hopefully sign a bigger contract as either an extension or with a third team.
San Francisco is one team I am hoping could bring Mitch Trubisky in on a short-term deal. Trubisky would be well served to play for Kyle Shanahan. One other team many people think would be a good fit is the New England Patriots. In fact, Spotrac is giving their best guess that Mitch Trubisky will indeed sign with the Patriots. The prediction here is that Trubisky will sign a two-year, $16 million dollar contract.
Will the Patriots be a good fit for ex-Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky?
I am not sure Trubisky will find New England as the best “fit” for him in the long-run. However, a team that focuses heavily on the run game, while using checkdowns to the running backs often should fit in nicely for what Mitch Trubisky is successful at doing.
I foresee Mitch Trubisky not signing with a team until after the 2021 NFL Draft. He is likely to land a roster spot with a team that was unable to lock in a quarterback of their liking. Trubisky would be kind of like sloppy seconds in the free agent pool, similarly to how Cam Newton signed with the Patriots late in the offseason last year.
Although the Patriots would not be my favorite choice for Trubisky, I can see him succeeding well enough to garner future interest from other teams. Can Bill Belichick find a way to make Trubisky look like a franchise quarterback or will Mitch Trubisky fall into the category of once a backup, always a backup? Either way, this is a problem for another team and not the Chicago Bears as once again, Trubisky staying in Chicago is highly unlikely at this point.
At this point though, this is all just speculation and way too soon to truly determine which team he lands with for the 2021 season.