Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky enters his first true competition this summer.
As the team begins training camp and fans hold out hope for a 2020 NFL season, the Chicago Bears are focused on the here and now. There are a bunch of moving parts at the moment, with players all over the league opting out due to health concerns related to COVID-19 and teams having to adjust on the fly.
So far, the Bears have only had one player opt out in starting nose tackle Eddie Goldman. But, there were recently some rumors of newly-acquired quarterback Nick Foles potentially opting out of the season. Of course, this would hand the starting job to Mitchell Trubisky without any true competition.
But, those rumors proved to be exactly that — rumors. Foles has no plans to opt out of the coming season, and Trubisky will indeed have himself some competition.
Speaking of Foles, it took the Bears a while to allow Trubisky to show his face following the trade with Jacksonville. In fact, it was months after the Bears acquired Foles that Trubisky finally met the media; virtually, of course.
Over his last couple of recent meetings with media members, the former no. 2 overall pick has given fans plenty of questions — more questions than answers, actually. While it’s easy to root for the kid and believe in him as a leader and person, the words spoken by Trubisky should have fans concerned.
There are recent three quotes, in particular, which might frustrate and confuse fans. All have come in his last two meetings with the media, including this past week.