Trubisky Fades to Black
After a tumultuous tenure with the Bears, Mitchell Trubisky fades to black. After going 13-22 for 128 yards, 1TD, 1INT, and a QB rating of 71.3, Matt Nagy pulled the plug on the controversial quarterback in favor of journeyman Nick Foles in the 3rd quarter of their week 3 matchup with the Falcons. From the onset of the season, everyone knew that Mitch had a short leash. Even after a 2-0 start, Mitch knew he had to play near perfect football with Foles breathing down his neck as the offense continued to sputter despite the victories. It was an impossible task.
We may never see Mitch play for the Bears again, which to be frank, is an emotional experience for everyone – players, coaches, front office, and especially the fans. He has proven to be an extremely hard worker, good teammate, and overall good dude that legitimately cares about winning games and creating a positive culture within the organization. None of those things were true of Jay Cutler, but you can read more about that here. He just couldn’t see the field at the speed required of an NFL starting quarterback. He would dazzle from time to time with his athleticism and play making ability on the move, but those moments were too few and far between.
So we begin to wrap our heads around saying goodbye as Nick Foles takes over for the rest of the 2020 season and the Bears probably trade up to select another QB in the first round of the draft. Some will say, “Good riddance!” or “You suck, Mitch!” but I say Thank You. Thank You for leading this team to a winning record in your stead. Thank you for leading by example with your work ethic and positive attitude. I’m sorry that Bears fans were cruel. But hey, at least you’re a millionaire with some good stories to boot.
From our “Is This Goodbye? Possible Paths for Mitchell Trubisky” post from the preseason, it appears that he will be taking option #5.