Chicago Bears: Landing spots for Mitch Trubisky in 2021

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5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Imagine heading into the fifth-year of your NFL career and then being able to sit behind Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback to ever play football while also being coached by Bruce Arians, one of this generation’s premier football minds.

That’s a situation that Trubisky could find himself in, come 2021, should he take his talents to Tampa Bay. In this scenario, there are a few factors at play here. First, Trubisky isn’t going to beat Brady out for the starting job. He’ll be Brady’s backup in 2021 and when Brady’s contract expires at the start of the 2022 offseason, Trubisky could takeover as the starting quarterback.

Second, if Trubisky does sign a contract with Tampa Bay, look for it to be a cheap deal. Tampa Bay already has Brady on the books in 2021 for a cap hit of $25 million dollars. There is no way that Trubisky signs a deal exceeding more than $10 million dollars.

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The situation in Tampa Bay also sets Trubisky up to succeed. He’ll have solid playmakers on offense like wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, as well as tight end O.J. Howard, and a solid running game. If Trubisky is willing to sit a year on the bench, it could do wonders for his career when he’s given the chance to start once again in 2022.