Mitchell Trubisky saw his tenure with the Chicago Bears come to an abrupt end this offseason, after yet another early playoff exit. The 2017 No. 2 overall pick hit free agency and eventually signed with the Buffalo Bills, where he’s slotted to be the backup for Pro Bowler Josh Allen.
Although his days in the Windy City are over, Trubisky isn’t fully done talking about his experience with the Bears. On Tuesday, the 26-year-old quarterback made some comparisons between his new position on the Bills and his former gig in Chicago.
Trubisky claimed that the game “feels a lot more pure” so far in Buffalo than it did during his last few years on the Bears, according to The Athletic’s Matthew Fairburn. He also revealed that he felt the organization in Chicago was “losing belief” in him toward the end of his stint with the team.
It’s been just a few years since Trubisky made the Pro Bowl in 2018, so he called his free agency experience a “humbling process.”
Mitchell Trubisky said the game “feels a lot more pure” in his short time in Buffalo than it did the last few years in Chicago. He said he could feel the Bears losing belief in him toward the end of his time there. Called free agency a “humbling process.”
— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) August 10, 2021
This isn’t the first time that Trubisky has made comments about needing a change of scenery to continue his career professional football. Back in June, he shared why he chose Buffalo over other potential suitors.
“I think I just needed a fresh start,” Trubisky told the Buffalo News, per Pro Football Talk. “I just wanted to go somewhere where I was wanted and they had a role for me.
Trubisky landed on the Bills after that “humbling process” in March, signing a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million. After starting 50 games over the last four seasons in Chicago, he’ll need to accept the backup role in Buffalo and try to prove himself as a valuable teammate and reliable quarterback, should anything happen to Allen.
Even with his apparent struggles on the Bears, Trubisky posted a 29-21 record as the Bears starter and threw 64 touchdowns compared to 37 interceptions. The road ahead will be difficult for the 26-year-old, but if he fulfills his role in Buffalo well, he could get another shot to start games in the near future.
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