In his second year in the league, he led the Chicago Bears to an NFC North division title by winning 11 of the 14 games he started.
Sadly, he regressed from that point moving forward.
The Bears did make it to the postseason last year, but his days in the Windy City were numbered after a 21-9 defeat to the New Orleans Saints.
He became the odd man out when the Bears acquired Andy Dalton from the Dallas Cowboys and drafted Justin Fields.
As some sort of consolation, he did find a new home with the Buffalo Bills.
But Josh Allen’s six-year, $258 million deal will diminish his chances of playing valuable minutes.
It’s a no-contest on who the Bills should start, and Trubisky’s deal makes him expendable after the 2021 season.
Yet if the signs point toward him getting the boot, here are teams that can acquire him via trade.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
For now, Jalen Hurts is their starting quarterback because he did enough.
Carson Wentz was struggling, and Hurts’ numbers were neither egregious nor eye-popping.
Coming into this season, there’s no way the Philadelphia Eagles are choosing Joe Flacco over Hurts.
Therefore, the Eagles will ride or die with the former Oklahoma quarterback.
Here is video shot by an Eagles fan from the stands of the highlight of the night TD pass from Jalen Hurts to Quez Watkins for over 50 yards
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Trubisky can come in and push Hurts for the starting role.
He’s more viable to take over instead of Flacco who has his best days behind him.
Having someone who can take his spot can light a fire under Hurts.
If even that strategy fails, the Eagles are better off with Trubisky than Flacco taking over.
He can give them a better fight in the NFC East.
2. Minnesota Vikings
As of writing, the Minnesota Vikings have four quarterbacks on their roster.
Kirk Cousins remains the starting quarterback, while Kellen Mond, Jake Browning, and Nate Stanley are the backups.
It’s not that Trubisky will beat Cousins for the role, though that’s possible.
Instead, the former Chicago Bear can impart valuable information that can bring the Vikings over the hump.
Last year, the Bears clinched a playoff berth with an 8-8 record.
Not far behind were the Vikings at 7-9.
Unfortunately, one of those losses was a 33-27 loss to the Bears at home in Week 15.
Trubisky coming to Minnesota will give the Vikings someone who has in-depth knowledge of Matt Nagy’s system.
That level of knowledge can deliver two wins for the Vikings against the Bears which might be enough for a Wild Card spot.
1. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers are hoping that the Sam Darnold experiment will work.
This is probably the first time that Darnold will have the full confidence of his squad.
He does have the skill-set to make Carolina a contender.
Receiving grades for Christian McCaffrey by season:
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But what if the Darnold that played for the New York Jets was already his ceiling?
That would be a wasted opportunity to make a push, especially now that the Saints may regress due to Drew Brees’ retirement.
Trubisky can become an insurance policy should Darnold not live up to expectations.
That would be a nice homecoming side story.