Chicago Bears: 3 reasons to extend Mitch Trubisky

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The Chicago Bears have stated that they plan to extend quarterback Mitch Trubisky after the 2019 season.

The Chicago Bears are reportedly going to get a deal done to extend quarterback Mitch Trubisky as soon as the 2019 season ends.

Trubisky is signed through the 2020 season on his rookie contract. He was drafted number two overall in the 2017 NFL Draft after the Bears moved up one spot to get him.  After watching the Bears start the 2017 season 1-3, Trubisky was given the reigns to the franchise in Week five at home against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Bears would come up just short in Trubisky’s debut but there was no doubt that there was a buzz in the locker room that had not been present since the 2011 season. In his rookie season, he finished with a 59.4 completion percentage to go along with 2,193 passing yards, 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, and a quarterback rating (QBR) of 77.5.

He drastically improved in year two as the starter, under rookie head coach Matt Nagy who catered the offense to Trubisky’s strengths. In Week 11, Trubisky injured his shoulder on a hit from Harrison Smith and he would miss the next two games. He returned in Week 14 and helped the Bears put the finishing touches on a 12-4 season.

Trubisky would finish with a 66.6 completion percentage, 3,223 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and a 95.4 QBR. The Bears came up short in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, but Trubisky made the necessary throws to get them in a position to win the game.

Spotrac has his market value projected at $26.4 million per season once his current contract is up, so it makes sense to extend him as soon as the team can. Here are three reasons why it makes sense to do so.