Here are 6 scenarios for the Bears after declining Mitch Trubisky's option

Ruben Hill
May 5, 2020

The Bears are declining the fifth-year option on Mitch Trubisky, a source confirmed, which means 2020 will be the last year of the quarterback's rookie contract. It was becoming clear that Trubisky was no longer the future of the franchise and in the offseason, the Bears traded for Nick Foles.

As mentioned above, Pelissero reports the Bears have been impressed with Trubisky's response to the Foles acquisition.

Trubisky is the just the latest top-five pick from the 2017 draft to have their option declined, as only Myles Garrett has had his picked up by the Cleveland Browns. This was the expected course of action, and the Bears are following through with it. Based on the fourth-year quarterback's track record, that price is quite lofty.

John Ross has been injury-prone in his first three seasons in Cincinnati
John Ross has been injury-prone in his first three seasons in Cincinnati

Bears general manager Ryan Pace, the man whose trade brought Trubisky to the Windy City, said there would be an open competition in training camp for the starting QB role. Despite inferior statistics, Trubisky also won four of his six starts against the Minnesota Vikings.

Going into 2019, Trubisky was viewed as a potential breakout candidate by some, but instead, he actually took a step backward, throwing for 3,138 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 63.2 percent of his passes and recording a passer rating of 83.0 in 15 games. As one of the big three quarterbacks who came out of the 2017 draft - the others being Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes - Trubisky's tenure with the Bears has been shaky at times, putting it lightly.

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