I think Mitch Trubisky is going to be the next Frank Reich. pic.twitter.com/vMPRc5ScX8
— Wes (@loafinit) October 25, 2021
Buffalo might have gotten some additional draft picks by giving away the North Carolina alum.
But it made more sense keeping the former second overall selection even if there’s no assurance that they will have him beyond the 2021 NFL season.
It’s Good To Have A Backup Plan
Several starting quarterbacks have succumbed to injuries during the past few weeks.
It’s another Mike White Day. pic.twitter.com/Kv8DuXEEU7
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 4, 2021
Geno Smith also guided the Seattle Seahawks to dominate the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Injuries can happen at any time, and it’s best to have a succession plan.
One impactful sack can end a quarterback’s season, and the backup must be ready to play.
The Bills are hoping that the instances mentioned above won’t happen to Josh Allen.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) October 31, 2021
But they can deal with this grim scenario by having Trubisky on the sidelines.
Trubisky’s postseason experience will come in handy if he sees action under center.
Likewise, his knowledge about the top NFC teams will be helpful if the Bills reach the Super Bowl.
A Strong Shot At The Title
Despite losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans, the Buffalo Bills remain favorites to win Super Bowl LVI.
Seven games into their season, they have the best offense in terms of points per game at 32.7.
Brian Daboll’s crew also ranks sixth in passing yards (276.3).
But Buffalo showed marked improvement in their running game with 126.6 yards per game, the eighth-best this season.
The Bills are hardly a one-trick pony anymore because their defense shuts down opponents as well.
The @BuffaloBills have the best “gap integrity” run defense in football.
The leverage the football in the run game better than anyone in the NFL right now
There are very few creases for offenses in the run game
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) November 2, 2021
They surrender the least number of total yards (269), passing yards (182.4), and points (15.6) per game.
A team this good on both sides of the ball must have a “Super Bowl or bust” mentality.
However, they must prepare for possible roadblocks like injuries.
That’s why Trubisky remained in Buffalo as the trade deadline went by.
No Recent Game Tape To Assess Trubisky
The possibility that Trubisky will leave the Bills after this season remains high.
But it would be hard to get an accurate assessment of his skill if he doesn’t play.
They can rely on his game tapes from 2020, but that was still one season ago.
No, no, no, no. The NFL has roasted the Bears and Bears fans about Mitchell Trubisky for the past 5 years. Now if you search is name in twitter, multiple fan bases are asking for him…..
— Scott WK (@scottwk89) November 2, 2021
Yes, he led the Chicago Bears to two playoff appearances.
But can he still be the same quarterback despite playing spot minutes in 2021?
That dilemma keeps the possibility of him staying with Buffalo beyond this year alive.
When that happens, the Bills can offer a long-term deal to cement their depth chart at quarterback for the foreseeable future.