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Mitch Trubisky

Mitch Trubisky

Quarterback #10
Team: Chicago Bears
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 222 lb.
College:North Carolina
Age:25
Born:August 20, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 1 (2)
Draft Team:CHI

Mitch Trubisky: Working with teammates

Trubisky (shoulder) led offseason workouts with teammates in the Chicago area, Bryan Perez of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Analysis: Trubisky had an interesting offseason, starting with January surgery on a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Bears traded for Nick Foles a couple months later, then declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Trubisky's rookie contract. Coach Matt Nagy said his incumbent will take the first snap with the starting offense at training camp, but Foles will be given every opportunity to win the Week 1 starting job. Given the distinct possibility of a truncated preseason, Chicago's QB battle may be determined on the practice field. Whoever wins the job will be directing a passing attack with major question marks beyond No. 1 receiver Allen Robinson, though the Bears hope Ted Ginn and Jimmy Graham will be upgrades on 2019 starters Taylor Gabriel (free agent) and Trey Burton (Colts).

June 23, 2020 1:48 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Embracing competition with Foles

Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Trubisky (shoulder) has been "really, really good in the fact that he's taken this [competition] head-on," Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Nagy has previously stated that the team's Week 1 starter will be determined in an open competition between Trubisky and Nick Foles, whom the team acquired for a fourth-round pick in a trade with Jacksonville in April. The Bears then declined to pick up Trubisky's fifth-year option, a hint that Foles is viewed internally as the frontrunner to beat out Trubisky in training camp and the preseason. The 25-year-old demonstrated a career-low 6.1 yards per pass attempt last season while leading one of the least potent offenses in the league. He's also recovering from January surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.

June 1, 2020 7:33 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Not extended

Trubisky (shoulder) will not have his fifth-year option picked up, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: This shouldn't come as a major surprise given the Bears' offseason acquisition of Nick Foles. While the fifth-year, $24 million option would have only been guaranteed for injury, it's still a tremendous financial commitment to a quarterback that has failed to live up to his draft-day expectations. The Bears have hinted it's still an open competition between Foles and the 2017 No. 3 overall pick, even suggesting Trubisky will take the first snap of training camp, but the former Jaguar appears to be the front runner at the moment based on this latest transaction alone.

May 2, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Fifth-year option unlikely

Trubisky (shoulder) may not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: This seems rather obvious considering the Bears traded a fourth-round compensatory pick to the Jaguars for Nick Foles in what was billed by the front office as a means to "improve the competition" at quarterback, but it's still a relatively important note considering the team has until May 4 to make a final decision. If the Bears do surprisingly choose to opt in for the fifth and final year, Trubisky would be projected to come in around $24 million.

April 25, 2020 11:23 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Primed for job battle

Trubisky (shoulder) will take the first snap whenever the Bears are able to practice, but coach Matt Nagy said it will be an open QB competition between the 25-year-old and Nick Foles, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, general manager Ryan Pace declined to comment on the team's impending decision on Trubisky's fifth-year option. The deadline to pick up the option is in early May, and while it likely would cost more than $20 million, the salary would be guaranteed for injury only. Trubisky is recovering from January surgery on a partially torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, while Foles has returned to health after an injury-marred 2019 campaign in Jacksonville. The Bears traded a fourth-round pick for the 31-year-old quarterback, who subsequently agreed to reduced base salaries in exchange for player options to void his contract after either of the next two seasons.

April 3, 2020 8:32 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Could keep starting job

Nick Foles' restructured contract suggests Trubisky (shoulder) has a shot to keep the starting job, according to JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago.

Analysis: The Bears traded the Jaguars a fourth-round pick for Foles, who subsequently agreed to reduce his base salaries in exchange for a player option to void his contract after the 2020 or 2021 seasons. Trubisky is actually scheduled to have a slightly higher cap hit for the upcoming campaign, though Foles has incentives that ultimately could push him over the top if he gets considerable playing time. Bears GM Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy haven't yet commented on their expectations for a QB competition, or lack thereof. Trubisky is still recovering from January surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder.

April 2, 2020 6:49 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Gets commitment from GM Pace

General manager Ryan Pace reiterated Tuesday that the Bears are committed to Trubisky (shoulder) as their starting quarterback, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: The Bears may be committed to Trubisky for 2020, but Pace said the team hasn't decided on picking up the fifth-year contract option for 2021. The deadline for that decision is May 30, at which point the Bears expect Trubisky to be back on the field for spring practices. The 25-year-old quarterback is said to be making good progress in his recovery from January surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. A fifth-year option would cost approximately $24 million and would be guaranteed for injury only.

February 25, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Recovering from shoulder surgery

Trubisky underwent surgery to address the partially torn labrum in his left shoulder after the conclusion of the 2019 regular season, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Trubisky suffered the torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder Week 4 of the regular season, and he managed to tough through the issue after only a one-game absence. The procedure's recovery timetable isn't expected to have any impact on his availability for training camp. The 25-year-old signal-caller is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract with the Bears when the 2020 season kicks off, though the team will have until May 3 to make a decision regarding his fifth-year option for 2021.

January 29, 2020 9:16 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Gets vote of confidence from GM

General manager Ryan Pace said Tuesday that the Bears will proceed with Trubisky as their starting quarterback entering 2020, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: While Pace's comments seem positive enough for Trubisky's standing in the organization coming off a tough season, the GM wasn't willing to commit to the Bears picking up the fifth-year option on the quarterback's rookie contract, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. As Biggs notes, the Bears likely wouldn't keep Trubisky in the fold as a lame-duck starter for the upcoming season if they decline his 2021 option, so their decision on that front this spring will prove more telling for their plans for the 25-year-old. Trubisky completed a respectable 63.2 percent of his passes in 2019, but his career-low 6.1 yards per attempt made the Chicago offense one of the NFL's least-productive units.

December 31, 2019 7:48 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Fails to find end zone

Trubisky completed 26 of 37 passes for 207 yards in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17.

Analysis: Trubisky failed to improve in his third pro season, and despite throwing significantly more passes than he did in 2018, his touchdown rate fell drastically. In addition, he threw for zero or one touchdown in more than half of his starts, and as he goes into the fourth year of his rookie contract in 2020, it'll be difficult to envision him as more than a QB2 in fantasy drafts.

December 29, 2019 1:38 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Held without touchdown pass

Trubisky completed 18 of 34 passes for 157 yards and rushed for 20 yards on six attempts in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Trubisky was unable to sustain a single scoring drive in this contest after averaging over 300 passing yards and two touchdowns over his previous three games. He'll look to end the season on a high note in a home matchup against the Vikings in Week 17.

December 22, 2019 9:06 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Highest yardage total of 2019

Trubisky completed 29 of 53 passes for 348 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while adding 29 yards on four carries in Chicago's 21-13 loss to Green Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: Trubisky got off to a slow start, but with the Bears falling behind by double digits early in the second half, he was forced to throw on nearly every down, which allowed him to pad his stats while leaning heavily upon Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller, who each went over 100 yards. Although he came into this contest fresh off a pair of consecutive 300-yard performances, he's been held to one or fewer touchdowns in 11 of 13 starts, and he'll be a risky fantasy option in Week 16 in a home meeting against the Chiefs.

December 15, 2019 1:59 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Four total TDs in key win

Trubisky completed 23 of 31 passes for 244 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday. He also rushed 10 times for 63 yards and another score.

Analysis: It may have taken about three-quarters of the season, but Trubisky is finally playing like many had expected the mobile signal-caller to in his second year in coach Matt Nagy's offense. The third-year pro turned in his third consecutive impressive performance and did so against a defense that had consistently limited production for opposing air attacks. Trubisky connected with Allen Robinson on touchdown passes of five and eight yards in the second quarter, and he was responsible for two more scores in the second half courtesy of a 14-yard toss to Anthony Miller and a nifty 23-yard scoring scamper of his own. Now boasting nine total touchdowns over his last three contests, Trubisky will look to keep Chicago's postseason hopes alive once again in a Week 15 showdown against the Packers a week from Sunday.

December 5, 2019 8:43 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Stellar effort in Thanksgiving win

Trubisky completed 29 of 38 passes for 338 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday. He also rushed four times for four yards.

Analysis: Trubisky racked up a season-best yardage total and was especially sharp in the second half, during which he accumulated 192 of his yards and threw only two incompletions. The often-embattled third-year quarterback was able to capitalize on the Lions' season-long weaknesses defending the pass and connected with Allen Robinson, Jesper Horsted and David Montgomery for his trio of scoring tosses, the latter coming with just 2:17 remaining and capping off a clutch nine-play, 90-yard game-winning march. Trubisky eclipsed the season-high 278 yards he'd just posted four days prior with his spectacular performance, making the last pair of contests his most productive two-game stretch of the season by far. He'll look to continue building momentum as the Bears look to stay alive for a postseason berth in a Week 14 Thursday night home matchup versus the Cowboys.

November 28, 2019 1:13 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Posts highest yardage total of season

Trubisky completed 25 of 41 passes for 278 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while adding 18 rushing yards and another touchdown in Chicago's 19-14 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: For the third game in a row, Trubisky came out ice cold for the entire first half, but he turned things around by leaning heavily upon Allen Robinson in the second half to carve out a solid fantasy performance. This was the second time in three games in which he's accounted for multiple touchdowns, though he'll continue to be a low-upside option in leagues that start two quarterbacks.

November 24, 2019 2:26 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Good to go

Trubisky (hip) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Trubisky was removed for the final possession of last week's 17-7 loss to the Rams, with coach Matt Nagy citing a hip pointer. The quarterback returned to practice as a full participant Wednesday through Friday, setting him up for another start Sunday against the Giants. It's fair to wonder whether Nagy might consider switching to Chase Daniel in the event Trubisky can't end his struggles -- at least temporarily -- against a New York defense ranked 31st in yards allowed per pass attempt (8.8) and 25th in passing yards allowed per game (259.0).

November 22, 2019 11:19 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Puts in full practice Wednesday

Trubisky (hip) practiced fully Wednesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Trubisky was impacted by a right hip pointer during the Bears' Week 11 road loss to the Rams, which forced coach Matt Nagy to swap him out for Chase Daniel for the final possession of the contest. Afterward, Nagy called Trubisky the team's starting quarterback, if healthy, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. Prior to Wednesday's session, Nagy told Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times that Trubisky was "day-to-day," but the QB's ability to handle every rep seems to have quelled any questions about his status. As long as Trubisky maintains a similar level of activity throughout the week, expect him to be under center Sunday versus the Giants.

November 20, 2019 12:36 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Labeled day-to-day

Coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that Trubisky (hip) is day-to-day, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Nagy declined to confirm whether or not Trubisky will participate in Wednesday's practice. The third-year pro suffered a right hip pointer late during the second quarter of Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Rams, the severity of which caused him to ultimately exit the contest with 3:31 remaining in the fourth quarter. Nagy also reiterated that Trubisky will remain the Bears' starting quarterback if healthy, per Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic, but in the event that the 25-year-old is unable to recover in time for Sunday's tilt against the Giants, veteran Chase Daniel will remain on hand.

November 20, 2019 10:00 AM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Will start Week 12, if healthy

Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Trubisky (hip) would "absolutely" remain the Bears' starting quarterback Week 12 versus the Giants if cleared to play, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: While he was slogging through unproductive outing in Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Rams, Trubisky suffered a right hip pointer late in the second quarter, when he was sacked by Los Angeles' Troy Hill. Chicago's training staff determined Trubisky was fit to play in the second half, but Nagy noted that the quarterback's hip stiffened up in the fourth quarter. Nagy decided to pull Trubisky with 3:31 remaining, opening the door for veteran Chase Daniel to direct the final drive of the night. With the coach stressing that the decision to pull Trubisky early had nothing to do with his play, the struggling signal-caller looks like he'll be back out there against the Giants if the hip doesn't prove to be a major concern.

November 18, 2019 12:35 PM EST

Mitch Trubisky: Dealing with hip pointer

Coach Matt Nagy relayed Monday that Trubisky suffered a right hip pointer on a second-quarter sack in Sunday night's 17-7 loss to the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: After the sack, Trubisky was able to stay in the game, but eventually he was replaced by Chase Daniel with 3:34 remaining in the fourth quarter. It remains to be seen if Trubisky will be able to play in Week 12, but we should have a better idea of his status for this coming Sunday's tilt against the Giants once the Bears resume practice.

November 18, 2019 10:28 AM EST

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