Saturday afternoon in Chicago was all about the return of Mitchell Trubisky.
The current Buffalo Bills backup quarterback got the start against his old Bears team and made the defense look foolish throughout.
The Trubisky revenge tour is officially on and Bears fans have to be wondering if Matt Nagy truly is to blame for all of the quarterback’s struggles.
And if so, that does not bode well for Justin Fields.
Mitch Trubisky in the 1st half:
🦬 220 yards
🦬 6/7 scoring drives pic.twitter.com/0sFHGKidnw
— PFF (@PFF) August 21, 2021
It is only the preseason, but the results were still dominant.
A Perfect Return
Trubisky got a half of football on the field and finished the day going 20/28 for 220 yards and a touchdown.
He carved up the Bears defense as his Bills offense took a 34-6 lead into halftime.
The biggest knock on Trubisky was always his accuracy, but this touchdown pass sure looked sharp.
Trubisky dealing! He finds Jake Kumerow to polish off a an 11-play, 64-yard drive.
— NFL (@NFL) August 21, 2021
The main takeaway here is that the Bills have a top-tier backup behind Josh Allen this season.
Trubisky has 50 NFL starts under his belt and stepped into the pressure-filled situation of being a No. 2 overall pick.
Things did not work out, but that is not all his fault and a change of scenery could do him well.
Plenty of Bears fans will likely point out this performance did not come against the entire Bears starting defense.
Still, the Bills were doing whatever they wanted to on offense and the scheme in place must come into focus during such a defensive breakdown.
A Comparison For The Ages
Bears fans are hoping and praying Fields can be the quarterback Trubisky was supposed to be.
But that is the thing to remember here.
Fields is coming in with a ton of hype.
And for now it is just that: hype.
Saturday saw the rookie throw for 80 yards and run for another 46 on the ground.
He is looking solid, however, it is Andy Dalton‘s job to lose.
That sentence may cause some fans to go insane, but it is still the reality of the situation.
Whether fair or not, Fields will be compared to Trubisky throughout the start of his career.
If he is a star, the comparison will be forgotten about with the wins that come along with this.
But if he struggles and Trubisky finds success elsewhere, Nagy and GM Ryan Pace will have to go.
That may happen sooner than later if the Bears cannot figure things out in 2021 and the quarterback situation is botched.
Everyone knows Fields is the supposed savior, so keeping him behind Dalton if the veteran struggles makes no sense.
As for Trubisky, he appears to be enjoying his new job.