One of the more notable offseason signings so far has been former Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky landing with the Buffalo Bills on a one-year contract. Trubisky will be the obvious backup to rising star Josh Allen, but this gives him a fresh start in a new city.
The details of Trubisky's deal have been revealed.
The new Bills backup's contract is worth $2.5 million, with incentives worth up to $4.5 million. Supposedly, Trubisky left money on the table to join Buffalo.
The plan for Trubisky has been brought to light after his signing. Bills general manager Brandon Beane called this a "reset" for Mitch. He also noted that he doesn't expect Trubisky to be in Buffalo long, as the plan is for him to earn a larger pay day elsewhere next season.
Trubisky began last season as the Bears' starting quarterback. However, he would later lose his starting job to Nick Foles, before taking back the role in Week 12. He finished the year with 2,055 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
There have been times where Trubisky has shown flashes of competence. However, those calling him "MVP Mitch" have done so in joking or mocking ways. The mental game is where he has struggled the most.
It's possible that the change of scenery and the more positive culture in Buffalo could be exactly what Trubisky needs.
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