Bills GM Accepts Mitchell Trubisky Won’t Stay in Buffalo for the Long-Term

Published 03/18/2021, 8:31 PM EDT
Dec 13, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) throws a touchdown in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports


After impressing during his time in North Carolina, Mitchell Trubisky was a wanted man ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was drafted by NFC North franchise Chicago Bears as the 2nd-overall pick ahead of the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. But his time in the NFL has not gone as per plan.

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Trubisky made 50 starts in his first 4 seasons with the Bears. He could only put together a 29-21 record. The former 1st-rounder has thrown for 10,609 yards and 64 passing TDs in the league.

Sep 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) gets hurried by Detroit Lions outside linebacker Christian Jones (52) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

He featured in 10 games for Chicago in 2020, throwing for 2,055 passing yards with 16 passing TDs against 8 interceptions. Coach Matt Nagy and the GM Ryan Pace opted against taking up the 5th-year option on Trubisky’s rookie contract.

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After entering free agency this week, Mitchell now has a new team to play for ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

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Buffalo Bills confirmed that they’ve signed Mitchell Trubisky on a short-term deal on Thursday. The 26-year-old penned a 1-year deal with the reigning AFC East champions worth a reported $2.5 million.

Mitchell Trubisky will play backup to star quarterback Josh Allen over the course of the next 12 months. But Bills GM Brandon Beane does not expect the former Bears man to remain in Buffalo on a long-term basis.

“Athletically, he can do a lot of things that Josh can do…We don’t expect him to be here long term,” Beane said via NFL Network’s Michael Giardi.

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The Ohio-born quarterback will use the 2021 season to try to create a market for himself in 2022. Trubisky regularly displayed flashes of brilliance over the course of his 4-year stay in Chicago.

But he failed to nail down a starting spot as coach Nagy brought in veteran Andy Dalton to fill in the void left by Trubisky. With Josh Allen firing on all cylinders, Trubisky will have to wait patiently on the sidelines for any form of game time.

The odds are definitely against him, but can Mitchell prove his former employers wrong by working his way back to the top in the coming years? Guess we’ll have to stick around to find out.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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