REPORT: Bears Are Unlikely To Pick Up Mitch Trubisky’s 5th-Year Option For More Than $24 Million

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The Chicago Bears don’t seem likely to pick up quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

According to Adam Schefter, the belief around the league is that the Bears will decline Trubisky’s option, which would be worth more than $24 million. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

It doesn’t make a ton of sense for the Bears to commit $24 million to Trubisky when he might not even be the starting quarterback anymore.

That’d be a pretty foolish financial decision from the front office. They traded for Nick Foles with the Jaguars, and I’d bet a lot the Super Bowl champion is the week one starter.


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Sometimes in life, you just have to admit when things didn’t work out. Right now, I’d say the Bears are at that point with Trubisky.

They took him second overall, and last year was nothing short of an unmitigated disaster.


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Short of something huge happening, Trubisky’s time in Chicago is nearing a rapid end. There’s just no way they’re going to commit tens of millions of dollars to him given his performance on the field. It’d just be an insanely stupid decision.