Mitchell Trubisky says he wasn't surprised he didn't get fifth-year option, because he didn't deserve it
At the end of the 2018 season, Mitchell Trubisky was in the Pro Bowl.
Regardless of how Pro Bowl spots are distributed and counted, Trubisky has not been a bad quarterback for the Chicago Bears this season. Less than two years later, he is fighting with the team for his future and he knows it.
The bears did not exercise the fifth year option in the second selection of the 2017 design this off-season. This was expected after Trubisky struggled in 2019 and apparently caused the rage of all bear fans.
Trubisky was not upset by this decision. In fact, he said it was deserved.
Mitchell Trubisky was not surprised that he was given no option for the fifth year
Trubisky admitted during a conference call with reporters that his game didn't deserve the bears that gave him the extra year for his rookie deal.
Trubisky says he was not surprised that his fifth year option had not been exercised. "I felt that the way I played didn't deserve it." He's attacking the season and doing everything he can to get the team back into the playoffs. He is "very motivated" and "keen to work". @WBBMNewsradio
8:12 p.m. - June 12, 2020
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The writing was on the wall. The bears made a significant move with the quarterback this season and traded for Nick Foles. Although coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky would start training camp before Foles, he called it a real competition. The bears probably haven't traded for Foles because they believe Trubisky will start all 16 games.
Trubisky was not too enthusiastic about the move, but uses it as motivation.
Mitch Trubisky speaks to reporters for the first time since December. On the Foles trade: "I think I was angry - in a good way ... I still feel like this is my team - I am all for the bears to get better and help us play to win "@WBBMNewsradio
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky warms up before an NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys on December 5, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo / Morry Gash)
Trubisky is facing a big season
Trubisky can still be the quarterback that Chicago wanted when he finished second overall. If he wins the job through foles in the camp and has a great season, the bears will either extend it or give him the franchise day. The best possible result for the bears is that Trubisky will be a star this season. It's not that he doesn't have the talent or, despite his shortcomings, lack the ability to play at a high level.
Trubisky said he was excited about the season and about his future: "Whatever happens after that is beyond my control."
Trubisky's comments on his fifth year option show that he understands what this season is about. So far, he hasn't done enough to establish himself as the bear franchise quarterback. He still has this season to prove otherwise.
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