3 Teams that Should Sign Mitchell Trubisky
By michael obermuller
For Chicago Bears fans, Mitchell Trubisky has become known as the quarterback selected ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, when he was supposed to be the savior of this franchise. His strained relationship with offensive guru Matt Nagy has not helped his case in Chicago, which has become unclear after four up-and-down seasons.
Although his record is actually 29-20 in these four years, Trubisky's passer rating is only an 87.4, and questions about his future with the franchise have circled the young signal-caller for most of his tenure with the team. Assuming the two part ways in 2021, here are three teams that should sign Mitch.
3. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots went the dual-threat quarterback route in 2020 when they signed Cam Newton, but the veteran had very little left in the tank after his injury-ridden career. Trubisky offers a similar package at a much younger age. The lack of mileage and upside potential are two factors that could interest Bill Belichick and the Pats, who have nothing going on at the position since Tom Brady skipped town. They may trade for a more experienced QB instead, but if they don't they should take a shot on Trubisky.
2. New York Jets
The New York Jets have missed their opportunity to draft Trevor Lawrence, which puts them in an intriguing spot at number two overall. It's now more likely that they keep Sam Darnold, rather than draft a new quarterback, but if they do they may also bring in talent to compete with the former top pick. Mitchell Trubisky has a similar vibe to Marcus Mariota a season ago. Failed franchise quarterback that gets signed to a team unsure about their current franchise QB. The Jets are the perfect candidate if no starting offers come in, and they might not.
1. Washington Football Team
Aside from the Patriots and Bears, this is probably Mitch's best chance at getting a starting role somewhere else. Washington Football Team is currently playing Alex Smith, an amazing story, but one that could have an abrupt ending at any moment. They just released top prospect Dwayne Haskins and are left with Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke on the roster after Smith. Washington also might win the division, which would drop their draft rank and make them less likely to find a new signal-caller in the first round. This defense is good enough to win games, Ron Rivera just needs a quarterback to lead the way, and Trubisky has similarities to his former franchise QB Newton (as mentioned above).
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