Next up on our Buffalo Bills free agency round-up is quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Since his selection as the second overall pick in 2017 by the Chicago Bears, Mitch Trubisky has had a rocky career, to say the least. Although he did lead the Bears to a playoff berth as a second-year starter in 2018, that’s arguably the most impressive accomplishment to his name, other than a Pro Bowl selection that same year.
Trubisky followed up that season with two years of consistent mediocrity and underwhelming play. This led to his benching and, ultimately, the Bears choosing to decline the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.
Which led him straight to Buffalo.
This season, Trubisky served as nothing more than Josh Allen’s backup. Seeing action in six games – almost entirely in garbage time – Trubisky completed six of the eight passes he threw, also tossing an equally inconsequential interception against the Indianapolis Colts.
But Buffalo didn’t sign Trubisky just to be a career backup. They signed him to help rejuvenate his career, knowing that he was unlikely to stay in Buffalo for long. As Brandon Beane indicated when they signed him back in March 2021:
“I think the label sometimes has been put on Mitchell from afar that maybe he doesn’t deserve. This is a reset for him and we don’t expect him to be here long-term. This probably was not in his plans when he was drafted where he was but we hope it’s a great reset for him.”Brandon beane – march 18, 2021
Many executives around the league believe that Trubisky is still capable of being a reliable starter. Several teams have already shown interest in the former NVP, such as the Brian Daboll-led New York Giants, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Washington Commanders (who are now out of the market). So it’s highly unlikely that the Buffalo Bills re-sign Trubisky.
With all of this in mind, do not expect Trubisky to be back in Buffalo this season. You’re more likely to see him competing for a starting job on a quarterback-needy team.
Mitch Trubisky stay or go: Go
Projection: Signs with another team to compete for a starting job
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- Game stats courtesy of ESPN
- Quote courtesy of LocalSYR
- Team interest courtesy of Bleacher Report