Mitchell Trubisky is headed to Buffalo. Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler reported the deal on Thursday. According to Schefter and Mike Garafolo, Trubisky agreed to a one-year deal with the Bills. Ian Rapoport reported the deal is worth a $2.5 million.
After being a Week 1 starter for the last three seasons, Trubisky will now start his first year as a backup behind Josh Allen. Mike Garafolo reported on Wednesday that Trubisky was searching for an offense that suited his strengths before signing with a team. Buffalo fits that bill, as they use Allen in the run game often, and running with the football is one of the best aspects of Trubisky’s game.
Trubisky leaves behind a complicated legacy in Chicago. On one hand, he never lived up to the expectations that come with being a No. 2 overall pick in his four seasons with the team. He also had an 0-2 record in playoff games. On the other hand, he did lead the Bears to the postseason in two of his three years as a starter and has the fifth-most wins in franchise history with 29. Trubisky’s career 64% completion rate ranks the best in franchise history.
Last season, the Bears went 6-3 in games that Trubisky started, although the Week 3 win against the Falcons was finished by Nick Foles. Overall, the Bears finished with an 8-8 record and made the playoffs with the new No. 7 seed.
Trubisky completed a career-high 67% of his passes in 2020, and threw for 2,055 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. In addition he rushed the ball 33 times for 195 yards, good for 5.9 YPC. He also scored one rushing touchdown.