Kyle Long doesn’t think Mitch Trubisky is going to be with the Chicago Bears for much longer.
Kyle Long is a big believer in Mitch Trubisky.
But the former Chicago Bears lineman does not believe that Trubisky’s future is in Chicago.
“Long answer short, the writing is on the wall for my friend,” Long said on Da Windy City Podcast. “We are potentially going to see him in another jersey in years to come here sooner rather than later. I think Nick Foles was brought in to be the starting quarterback. There is no real secret there.”
The Bears traded for Foles and his large salary this offseason, which all points towards exactly what Long is outlining. Trubisky hasn’t been what the Bears hoped he’d be when they traded up to draft him over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. Now the merciful end for fans forced to watch him these past few years seems to be near.
As for why Trubisky was not as successful as everyone had hoped he would be, Long pointed the finger at himself among others.
“Unfortunately, lack of help,” Long said. “In the offensive line, which is why I am 270 pounds now and talking to you on zoom. I also think that the tight end position is something that needs to be addressed.”
Looking back on his career, Long got to play in only one playoff game — the famous ‘Double-Doink’ versus Philadelphia. Ironically, it’s one of the darkest moments of Trubisky’s tenure in Chicago that he can’t actually be blamed for. It was Trubisky who got the Bears into field goal range, it wasn’t him who missed the kick.
Long is working with Crown Royal who launched virtual #GenerosityHour. For every post using #GenerosityHour, Crown Royal is donating $1 to bartenders through the USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Fund, up to $200,000.
For the entire Long interview listen to Da Windy City Podcast.