The Bears traded up to second overall to draft Trubisky over his counterparts.
From that time on, the partnership with Trubisky and the Chicago Bears had more downs than ups in his first four NFL seasons.
Though he is unlikely to play much in 2021 unless Allen gets hurt, this is still a perfect situation for Trubisky who was signed to a one-year deal.
Here's Mitchell Trubisky throwing some passes at #Bills OTAs today. Might take some time getting used to this look.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) May 25, 2021
Trubisky is not doomed to be a backup quarterback forever.
He will get another opportunity to start, and here are the reasons why this will happen.
Trubisky Is Not A Bad QB; His Situation Was
— NFL (@NFL) December 13, 2020
Let’s face it, the Chicago Bears did not do Trubisky any favors.
His best year was his second season which coincidentally was Matt Nagy’s rookie year as the head coach.
Trubisky led the Bears to the playoffs and made the Pro Bowl in 2018.
Like any young quarterback, he needs to improve and refine his skills to become more competitive.
Former Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon told @1252_sports that the Green Bay Packers were the best organization that he has ever played for.
Jim: "Chicago is where quarterbacks go to die."
McMahon said it was a typical Bears draft move when they traded up to pick Mitch Trubisky.
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) April 15, 2021
Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who engineered the Bears Super Bowl victory during the 1985 season, said what everyone has been thinking for years.
The Bears don’t know how to how to develop young quarterbacks.
For his part, Nagy did not elaborate on what went wrong with Trubisky.
After Trubisky signed with Buffalo, Nagy said:
“I’m indebted to Mitch and what he’s done for so many different reasons. It’s hard to go through these processes. I care so much about him. It didn’t work out here…For different reasons, it didn’t work out. But I certainly appreciate the way that he handled everything.”
Statistically, Trubisky is better than Sam Darnold.
Trubisky has a career completion percentage of 64 percent compared to Darnold’s 59.8 percent.
He is 29-21 as a starter; whereas Darnold is 13-25.
Darnold left an equally bad Jets situation and will be the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.
Trubisky will land a starting job too, but it will not obviously be as quickly as Darnold did.
He Is Young In An Era Of Aging Starting Quarterbacks
We know that the 2021 NFL Draft was a quarterback-rich one.
However, next year’s draft class is not projected to be as plentiful with quarterbacks.
We also know that there are some aging quarterbacks in the NFL.
There will be starting jobs opening up in the coming years, and Trubisky could be in an excellent position to get one of them.
How He Gets A Starting Role
His avenue to a starting role may be to play the backup for a while.
He might get there through an injury situation similar to how Brady earned the starting quarterback role from Drew Bledsoe in New England 20 years ago.
Trubisky is 26 years old and possesses a good skill set so he will definitely get another chance.
How and when he does that are yet to be determined.