Chicago Bears: 15 possible replacements for Mitchell Trubisky

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Despite a few decent games as of late, the Chicago Bears could still move on from Mitchell Trubisky in 2021.

The Chicago Bears enter a Week 17 matchup with their most bitter rival for a chance to make it into the postseason. Although they lost six games in a row at one point, the Bears can beat the Green Bay Packers and personally advance themselves to the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

Their three-game winning streak is a pleasant streak of events for fans who endured a month and a half of losing after starting the season 5-1. It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for the Bears, but here we are, with a chance to play into mid-January.

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has taken advantage of his second chance as a starter in these past four games, going 3-1 and leading the offense to at least 30 points in every one of them.

Trubisky has been aided by a much stronger performance from his offensive line and a commitment to the run game by Bill Lazor, with David Montgomery playing his best football of his young career over the last month.

Still, Trubisky has not been perfect. He’s had plenty of head-scratching moments that he’s been able to overcome, and even in a 41-17 route of the Jaguars in Week 16, he made some bone-headed decisions.

Whether it was failing to hit an open Cole Kmet 20 yards down field or throwing into quintuple coverage in the end zone, which resulted in a pick, Trubisky still showed why he was anything but a finished product on Sunday.

If Chicago does decide to move on from Trubisky this offseason, there will be plenty of options to replace him. With Nick Foles still on the roster, the Bears could be looking at either a rookie, a free agent veteran or even one of several trade options in the spring.