Chicago Bears: 3 reasons to extend Mitch Trubisky

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Signing Trubisky to an extension would give both the Chicago Bears and the quarterback some long-term stability.

The Chicago Bears made a mistake giving quarterback Jay Cutler a brand new seven-year contract extension at the end of the 2013 season. Cutler finished that season with a career high quarterback rating of 89.2. He played in 11 games and threw for 2,621 yards with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Trubisky has already eclipsed Cutler’s 2013 passer rating in just his second season (95.4). Just for further justification, 2015 marked Cutler’s career best passer rating of 92.3. It was wrong to give Cutler that extension, but the bar had been set so low that any improvement over the previous decade was worthy of an extension.

Matt Nagy and Bear General Manager Ryan Pace have set new standards and Trubisky has answered the bell. Signing him to a long-term extension would make a ton of sense to provide some security at the quarterback position for years to come. It also benefits Trubisky because he does not have to worry about what his potential extension might look like after the 2020 or 2021 season.

He would be able to settle in and just go about his day-to-day operations. Cutler is not the best example to compare Trubisky to, but unfortunately he’s the best Bears quarterback that they had at the time for a number of years. Like I previously noted, the standard has been raised and Trubisky has already proven that he has the potential to be one of the best Bears quarterbacks to ever play.

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He has all the tools and offensive weapons he needs. Now it’s a just a matter of execution. Give the man his extension as soon as the season’s last whistle blows.