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Bears say Trubisky will be the starting QB in 2020

12/31/2019 10:10:48 AM
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Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace said Tuesday that the team's plan is to have Mitchell Trubisky as their starting quarterback for the 2020 season according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Having said that, Pace did not answer a follow-up question on whether the team would pick up Trubisky's fifth-year option and also mentioned that the quarterback may have to undergo surgery on his non-throwing shoulder during the offseason.  After showing real signs of improvement during his sophomore season in 2018 and leading the Bears to the playoffs, the former No.2-overall pick regressed in every possible category in 2019 despite playing in a career-high 15 games.  It seemed obvious at times during the season that head coach Matt Nagy did not trust Trubisky to run the offense.  And the fan base becomes more restless with each game as Patrick Mahomes and DeShaun Watson, two QBs who were drafted after Trubisky in 2017, lead their teams into the playoffs and show skills and moxie far beyond anything Trubisky has offered.

The truth is that Trubisky is nothing short of a bust three years out of his one successful college season at North Carolina and Pace looks looks foolish for not only drafting Trubisky over Mahomes and Watson but expending draft capital to move up one spot to do so.  And the reality, whether Pace wants to admit it or not, is that Trubisky has one more shot to prove himself before the team decides to decline his fifth-year option worth more than $24 million.

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