Mitch Trubisky Says Bears His Team

Mitch Trubisky says the Chicgao Bears are still his team. The Chicago Bears brought in former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles into the fold this offseason to challenge incumbent starter Mitch Trubisky, who regressed last season.

Even though most NFL insiders consider Foles to be the favorite to start for the Bears next season, Trubisky doesn’t plan on going out without a fight, saying the trade has motivated him.

“Yeah, it was kind of interesting to me [when the Bears traded for Foles],” Trubisky said on a call with Chicago reporters on Friday, his first media availability in close to five and a half months.

“But that’s the business we are in. I think I was kind of pissed off in a good way. I’ve been motivated ever since. I think it’s going to be a good competition. Foles has had a crazy career as well, so it’s been cool having him in our room talking ball. I know we’re going to push each other. But I still feel like this is my team and I’m excited for the competition and just get back on the field with my guys and show everybody what I can still do and how hard I’ve been working this offseason to help the Bears win games this year.”

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Trubisky, who was the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, finished last season tied for 27th in touchdown passes (17), 21st in passing yards (3,138), 32nd in yards gained per pass attempt (6.1) and 28th in quarterback rating (83.0).

Due to his inconsistent play, the Bears declined his $24.8 million fifth-year option, a decision Trubisky said he understood given the on-field problems he endured in 2019.

“I feel like the way I played last year didn’t merit that, so I wasn’t all that surprised,” Trubisky said. “…I think overall it [last year] had to do with health and then lack of details on offense. So, I think if we work on those two things — obviously health comes down to a little bit of luck and having everybody’s body right, ready to go for this season. And then, we just got to be more detailed. We’ve got to be more locked into our game plans week-in, week-out, everybody’s got to be on the same page and when we get to Sunday it’s gotta all be about execution.”

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