This Stat Proves That the Chicago Bears Must Persist with Mitchell Trubisky in 2021

Published 02/18/2021, 5:42 PM EST


Mitchell Trubisky arrived in the NFL as the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was picked by Chicago Bears ahead of the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, and even 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson.

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The Bears moved up from the 3rd overall pick by trading the San Francisco 49ers two 3rd-round picks and a 4th-round pick.

He had a decent outing in his rookie year, ending the season with a 4–8 record in 12 starts. It included 7 touchdown passes against 7 interceptions. However, he took his game to a whole new level in his sophomore year.

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Sep 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) drops back to pass 2 against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Trubisky led the Bears to an 11-3 record in 2018. He finished the season with 3,223 passing yards and 24 touchdowns against 12 interceptions.

He also ran for 248 yards, the most by a Bears quarterback since Kordell Stewart in 2003. But all that changed in the last 2 years.

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Will Mitchell Trubisky return for the Chicago Bears in 2021?

While his first 2 years in the league showed great promise, Mitchell Trubisky has been average at best over the last 2 seasons.

After a below-par display in 2019, Bears HC Matt Nagy brought in Super Bowl-winning QB Nick Foles from Philadelphia Eagles in 2020.

Trubisky was still named starter ahead of their season opener in September last year. But after a few dismal displays and injury struggles, Foles replaced Trubisky as the first-choice starter in Chicago.

Despite ending the season on a positive note, Trubisky could only manage 2,055 passing yards and 16 touchdowns in 10 starts last year.

But the above stats indicate that Trubisky is still a force to be reckoned with. Coach Nagy is reportedly in the hunt for a new quarterback this offseason.

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The Bears have been linked with potential moves for Jameis Winston, Sam Darnold, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and even Jacoby Brissett.

After declining the option to take up the 5th-year in his rookie contract, the Bears could still sign Trubisky in the coming weeks.

Do you think coach Nagy will give the former 1st-round pick one last chance to impress in Chicago? Tell us in the comments below.

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