Report: Bears will start Mitch Trubisky this week

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The Bears left the door open to a quarterback change after last Thursday’s loss to the Packers and it appears they are going to walk through it this week.

According to multiple reports, the Bears will bench Mike Glennon and start Mitch Trubisky, who they traded up to take with the second overall pick in this year’s draft.

The move is not a particularly surprising one after Glennon’s four turnovers against Green Bay and eight turnovers in the first four games of the season. While coach John Fox stressed that quarterback is one of 11 offensive positions and that there’s need for improvement across the board, it was getting harder and harder to believe that Glennon was being held back by his teammates.

The Bears will host the Vikings next Monday night, which gives Trubisky an extra day to prepare for his regular season debut.

60 responses to “Report: Bears will start Mitch Trubisky this week

  1. He’ll throw for 400 yards and 4 TDS on Monday Night vs. the Vikings. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the Vikings do this vs. rookie or back-up QBs.

  2. As a big Viking fan, this scares me. Especially since we have all these injuries and the refs are once again against us this year. We always lose games because of all the injuries we have and the refs. Now we’ll have to face a good rookie QB. I just hope the refs give us a fair chance against the Bears.

  3. As a Skins fan, here’s to hoping Mitch is a stud.

    I think all will agree- the League is so much better when teams have solid QBs at the helm

  4. Unlike Watson he isn’t throwing to Deandre Hopkins and Will Fuller so do not expect similar results with this decimated receiving corps.

  5. Actually, this will be a good test for Trubisky. The Vikes are hurting. They’ve lost their starting QB and their starting running back, so the Bears have a decent shot at winning this game if they can get any offense going (and find a receiver who won’t drop the ball in the end zone).

  6. John Fox had no choice. That Bears team looked on the verge of mutiny the 2nd half of the Packers game… 4 turnovers directly attributed to your QB will do that. Fox may still be a dead man walking regardless, but clearly, at least now he can say he took the chance.

  7. Fox and Loggains will do as little to develop Trubisky as they did to help Glennon. Ultra-conservative game plan that ignores the best part of their passing arsenal…the tight ends. Miller, Sims, and Shaheen are head and shoulders above Thompson, Wright, Wheaton, and Bellamy.

    I wish the kid the best of luck….he’s going to need it.

  8. History has proven that Rookie QB’s can play well. Having said, most rookie QBs that have been successful has everything to do with coaching and scheme.
    Jeff Fisher made Goff look like a bust. The Shannahans made RG3 look like a stud. If a rookie is put in the right situation with the right coaching and scheme then sky’s the limit. I hope the situation is right for him and that the coaches tailor the game plans to match his skill set.

  9. It HAD to happen. Glennon has been terrible and if the Bears are going to be in the Sam Darnold sweepsteaks this coming draft (which, with a better record than the Jets, it looks like they just might be), they have to know if Trubisky is the truth or if they should draft “another” should-be franchise QB.

  10. John Fox playing the “don’t fire me yet” card. That’s the last card he has up his sleeve. Well, I guess he still has the “preaching patience with the rookie” card.

  11. Can anyone think of any teams that started a young QB with this bad of a supporting cast? Carr with the Texans and that didn’t work out at all, Flacco and Brady didn’t have the biggest names surrounding them but they definitely had more talent than Chicago. Any others?

  12. Strangely, I hope this guy is the next Brady. Gotta dethrone the packers somehow and it sure as hell doesn’t seem like my Vikings will ever do it with their knees buckling at weekly rates.

  13. Makes sense. If Glennon was starting the ratings would probably be the lowest of the season. On a sidenote – why do the Bears have so many prime time slots this year?

  14. Different New Lions says:
    October 2, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Some advice: just cause several turnovers, you’ll beat them no problem!
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    Your Lions only caused one turnover yesterday. The others were caused by Jerrick McKinnon messing up a pullback and Dalvin Cook tearing his ACL.

  15. Bet the house on a Bears win no matter who starts at quarterback. The Vikings very rarely win at Chicago no matter how good or bad either team is, and I expect them to be a bit shell shocked next week.

  16. nfella says:
    October 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Makes sense. If Glennon was starting the ratings would probably be the lowest of the season. On a sidenote – why do the Bears have so many prime time slots this year?

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    Ummmm, they only have two.

  17. Tough spot for the Rookie. Bright lights, big stage, and playing against a “wounded team”. Unfortunately for him, the Vike’s Defense is healthy and playing well. I hope he is mobile because Zim will be turning the guys loose.

  18. LMAO Brutal defense to face for a christening. I think they hit Stafford 14 times yesterday. The Bears will quite possibly lose him to injury and be back where they started.

  19. Fox really had no practical choice. The Bears have a great O-line and RBs — I doubt my team will hit the rookie even close to as much as they did Stafford.

  20. It won’t matter who the QB is as long John Fox is the coach. The man is terrible at preparing the team for primetime games.

  21. I’m guessing the Vikings D will be doing a lot of things to try and confuse the rookie. On the flip side we don’t know a lot about him yet- what his tendencies are, etc. Should be an interesting game.

    Hopefully the Vikings can put together some sort of offense. Not sure when Bradford will be playing- and Cook out really hurts.

  22. Not sure I’ve seen many more erratic than Glennon – his int’s were ridiculously off-target – not professional at all – Trubisky looks like he could be a good one which would make for some more interesting Packers, Bears confrontations –

  23. In Teddy We Trust says:

    October 2, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Bet the house on a Bears win no matter who starts at quarterback. The Vikings very rarely win at Chicago no matter how good or bad either team is, and I expect them to be a bit shell shocked next week.
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    The Bears are 31-22-2 against the Vikings at home. So, the Vikings have “rarely” won at Chicago 22 times. And why would they be “shell shocked”? This team should expect starters on offense to be injured. The defense is very stout. And the Bears are starting a rookie QB.

  24. Exactly who is Trubisky supposed to throw to? It really doesn’t matter. Until the McCaskey’s sell the team, the Bears are still run by greedy idiots, who prioritize exorbitant PSL seat fees, among other nonsense. The team president is a glorified bean counter, who has no business running a football franchise. Just about every die-hard Bears fan would tell you this.

  25. atomicwaste says:

    October 2, 2017 at 11:04 am

    @joefelicelli – you know Glennon has passed almost exclusively to RBs and TEs, right?
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    On at least 2 on his INTs, he ignored a wide open TE, and forced the ball to a double or triple-covered WR. And it’s not like we are trotting Larry Fitzgerald out there. Zach Miller has been a beneficiary of garbage time stats, but for the most part, they aren’t doing much of anything in the first half for targeting the TEs. Trubisky with a moving pocket should make more of a weapon out of the TEs, especially with his accuracy on the run.

  26. As a Viking fan, ordinarily I’d be glad to see them playing a rookie first time starting QB. However, the game is in Chicago, and the Vikings never play well there, even when they win, which isn’t often.

    Hint to the Viking offense: You’re going to need to score more than 7 points to win.

  27. I’d not worry about going against the Vikings D.

    Both Chicago and GB have higher rated defenses than MN per nfl.com

    Mitch sees a harder defense in practice than he will against MN.

  28. As a Die Hard Jaguars Fan … I hope Mitch comes in and lights it up … So we can all agree in Jacksonville that Moves should have been made to get this guy versus giving Blake Bortles more time … Bortles needs to go ASAP !!!

  29. Good thing the Bears signed Glennon to that big contract. May be the most expensive backup in the league.

  30. teal379 says:
    October 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I’d not worry about going against the Vikings D.

    Both Chicago and GB have higher rated defenses than MN per nfl.com

    Mitch sees a harder defense in practice than he will against MN.
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    Really? There’s more to defense than yards allowed per game, you know. The Vikings are ahead of the Packers and Bears in points allowed, yards per play, and third down conversion percentage. Total yards are influenced greatly by garbage time.

  31. Mitch-a-palooza begins…his receivers are constantly attending drop-a-palooza…so this should be interesting. But if you’re going to ride the Jordan Howard horse, and mix in the Cohen explosiveness with hand offs, and play how they played Pittsburgh by not calling plays so Glennon could make mistakes…they can win. I don’t want them to win. They need a better draft pick. Get Mitch a woobie, in a #1 WR. I want to see him play, I also don’t want to see him get broken.

  32. Stating the obvious, he can’t possibly be any worse than Glennon. There is an adage in football, “Its not who you play but when you play them” The Vikings are beaten down, demoralized, gives Mitch a chance at his first win of his pro career and then we will see what happens next. The next best thing would be to start Mitch when they play the Browns.

  33. Throwing the kid into the fire is not long-term thinking. Better to start Sanchez — he’s the “Sanchize.”

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