Chicago Bears: Landing spots for Mitch Trubisky in 2021

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4. Las Vegas Raiders

Being an old school coach, Jon Gruden is still figuring out how to build the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s had his fair share of hits and misses in the NFL Draft. However, his current quarterback, Derek Carr, is set to be 30 years old in 2021.

Adding to Carr’s uncertain future are two factors: First, the Raiders can cut him 2021 and save $19.625 million dollars. That means they can move on from him and have to pay just $2.5 million dollars in dead money. Second, Carr will be entering his eighth season in the NFL and has yet to prove he can be Gruden’s quarterback.

With 2021 being Gruden’s fourth-year with the Raiders, there are some nice pieces to like on both sides of the ball. The offense has playmakers like running back Josh Jacobs, tight end Darren Waller, and wide receiver Henry Ruggs. While Gruden signed quarterback Marcus Mariota in 2020, Mariota hasn’t done much to prove he could be Carr’s replacement.

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That could prompt Gruden to go with Trubisky, who’s at least started more than Mariota has in 2020. Gruden wouldn’t necessarily commit big money to Trubisky, however, Trubisky’s athletic qualities could make him an enticing option as a clear reclamation project who could have a future in Las Vegas after all.