The Bears snuck into the playoffs, which probably saved both general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy their jobs, but their quarterback may not be so lucky.
Mitchell Trubisky had quite a roller-coaster campaign in a contract year, as he did finish the season with a few solid performances — albeit against some of the worst defenses in the NFL (Vikings, Jaguars, Lions). He was mediocre in the team’s Wild Card loss to the Saints — not particularly good or bad — but it’s fair to point out he was facing a great defense.
Unfortunately for Trubisky, he’s played nowhere near the level that the team hoped he’d reach when they traded the farm to select him with the second overall pick in the 2017 draft. His poor play should’ve cost Ryan Pace his job, but somehow didn’t.
At any rate, Trubisky will be a free agent if the team chooses to move on from him. And given what Pace told reporters this week, it sure looks like they’ll be testing the quarterback market, essentially parting ways with MVP Mitch.
“Everything’s on the table now,” Pace said, via NBC 5 Chicago. “We definitely need more out of the position. We know that. What does that entail? That’s what this whole offseason is about.”
Trubisky had a great rookie campaign, but it was all downhill from there, and it looks like he’ll be added to the long list of potential “reclamation projects” available to be acquired this spring.