Mitchell Trubisky’s run with one of the NFL’s original teams is one of mixed results.
He sure did have his moments, especially during his sophomore year wherein he led the Chicago Bears to 11 out of 12 wins.
Mr. Biscuit also led the franchise to the playoffs last season but was eliminated by the New Orleans Saints.
However, the truth hurts and he regressed from that promising second season.
His passing yards dipped from 3,223 to 3,138 and down to 2,055.
Glad I have THE Mitchell Trubisky in a dynasty SF league 😉 pic.twitter.com/1r4L7c3cQw
— Corbin (@corbin_young21) August 21, 2021
The same goes for his touchdowns from 12 to 10 and then eight.
By the end of his rookie contract, it was evident that the Bears would move on from him.
They acquired Andy Dalton and drafted Justin Fields with the No. 11 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
But just when his future was uncertain, the Buffalo Bills came calling and signed him to a one-year, $2.5 million deal.
With Josh Allen signing a huge contract extension, Trubisky’s chances of seeing the field during the regular season are slim to none.
Yet if he gets his chance due to an untoward circumstance, the Bills offense will still be in good hands.
Vengeance Against The Bears
It didn’t take long before Trubisky arrived at payback time against his former team.
The Bills faced the Bears during Week 2 of a preseason and it was a blowout.
Trubisky performed extremely well that there was a comment online that he looked like Patrick Mahomes.
In just one half of football, the former North Carolina Tar Heel completed 20 of 28 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown.
Bears defenders trying to stop Mitchell Trubisky in that first half pic.twitter.com/l5esmZuSkF
— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) August 21, 2021
In contrast, Dalton had 11 completions for 146 yards and a touchdown
Trubisky’s average yards per completion means that his passes can get the Bills to first down.
No wonder Buffalo got 25 first downs while Chicago only had 14.
It was evident that Trubisky was out to prove something against the Bears.
He was on target with his receivers and the zip on his throws was convincing.
At least for one game, he was able to prove that releasing him was a wrong decision for the Bears.
Buffalo will have one more preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on August 28.
However, his playing time is still up in the air.
Given that it’s the last tune-up game before the season starts, it may resemble a regular season game.
It will be the time for the starters to shake off the cobwebs in preparation for the real games.
Therefore, Allen might take the field for most of the game.
The Bills Are In Good Hands
If Trubisky is an insurance policy, the Bills got one favorable deal.
It’s like having two starters that can guide the team to victory.
This is by no means a quarterback controversy.
Allen is far better than Trubisky in terms of numbers and accomplishments.
Mitchell Trubisky when the NFL had the audacity to schedule the Bears against the Bills in the preseason pic.twitter.com/EylC2YI1H7
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) August 21, 2021
That will be the order of things for at least the next decade.
Likewise, being second on the depth chart will make it hard for Trubisky to land a starting role elsewhere.
Yet a strong hit by a defensive lineman can change Buffalo’s plans.
But when that happens, Trubisky will have the Bills covered.