After a tough 9-21 loss to the New Orleans Saints ended their playoff run on Sunday night, the Chicago Bears face several tough decisions ahead of the 2021 NFL season. And arguably the biggest one is whether to bring back quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Several previous reports said that the Bears are not sold on Trubisky as the best solution on the QB position for the future and might choose to move in a different direction. This is even more likely after the 26-year-old player delivered an underwhelming performance against the Saints.
Trubisky, on the other hand, would like to stay in Chicago and give it another run next season.
“I think I can definitely see myself back here next year,” said Trubisky, who was Bears’ No.2 overall pick in 2017, when asked about his future after the Saints’ game. “Obviously, a lot of that is out of my control, but it feels like home, and it feels like we have unfinished business.”
The Bears showed that they don’t trust Mitch Trubisky last offseason when they decided not to pick up his fifth-year option and bring in veteran Nick Foles to compete with him for the starting position. Trubisky managed to win the job in training camp and opened the season with two wins, but even that wasn’t enough.
In Week 3, after a struggling first half against Falcons, Trubisky was benched for Foles, and it appeared that his time with the Bears is officially over.
In Week 12, however, Trubinsky got another chance to start following Foles’ injury and went on to redeem himself. In the next six games, he performed extremely well and helped the Bears finish the regular season strong and make the playoffs.
It remains to be seen whether this late run will be enough to convince Chicago that Trubisky deserves another chance or both sides will opt for a fresh start.