The 2020 NFL season was an up-and-down one for the Chicago Bears, and a lot of that was tied to quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
The organization clearly didn't have a lot of faith in Trubisky, benching him mid-way through the third game of the season after starting 2-0, but they found some real success down the stretch when he took back over.
Despite helping lead the Bears to an unlikely postseason appearance, Trubisky's future in Chicago is uncertain, at best. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent since the team declined his fifth-year option, and it may be best for both parties if he signs elsewhere.
With that in mind, here are Mitchell Trubisky's most likely landing spots in free agency.
1. San Francisco 49ers
Expect the San Francisco 49ers to be connected to plenty of veteran quarterbacks this offseason. Jimmy Garoppolo could be on his way out, but this team is in a strong enough position to contend that they won't likely want to start a rookie in 2021. Trubisky has shown enough promise in a Chicago offense that hasn't exactly made life easy on their quarterbacks, and if any head coach is going to be able to help the 26-year-old reach his full potential, it's Kyle Shanahan.
2. Indianapolis Colts
Another team that isn't likely to roll with a rookie in 2021, the Indianapolis Colts' roster is strong enough to stay in playoff contention even if Philip Rivers doesn't return. The Colts' run-first identity can ease the burden Trubisky would have to handle, and the Colts project to have the NFL's third-most cap space this offseason. That means they could also bring in some new toys for Trubisky to use in the passing game.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Matt Nagy has received plenty of criticism for poor gameplans, which hasn't made life easy on Trubisky. The best year of his career, by far, was in 2018 when he made the Pro Bowl. That happened to also be the year that Trubisky had the highest average depth of target (aDOT) of his career, at 8.8 yards. Signing in Tampa would (likely) let Trubisky learn the system for a year behind Tom Brady before taking over the reins, and if there's anyone that would have Trubisky push the ball downfield it's Bruce Arians.
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