Mitch Trubisky was “pissed off, in a good way” about Nick Foles trade

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Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky spoke to reporters on Friday for the first time this offseason, which meant it was the first time that he got to share his thoughts about the team’s decision to trade for Nick Foles.

The Bears have declared an open competition for the starting quarterback job between Foles and Trubisky, who was the second overall pick in 2017 and has started 41 games over the last three seasons. Trubisky didn’t sugarcoat his reaction to Foles’ arrival, but said that he sees it as another motivational tool as he heads into his fourth NFL season.

“I think I was kinda pissed off in a good way,” Trubisky said, via Kevin Fishbain of TheAthletic.com. “I’ve been motivated ever since. I’ve been motivated since last season. . . . I’m excited for this year. I think it’ll be a good competition.”

Trubisky added that he feels he has an advantage in that competition because of his knowledge of the offense in an offseason that will allow for limited practice reps, but acknowledged that “it comes down to on-field performance” in the end.

The Bears did not exercise Trubisky’s option for the 2021 season, which didn’t surprise him because “the way I played last year didn’t merit me getting that option.” Unless he clearly outshines Foles in training camp and the preseason, the way he played last year may also have been his last shot to lead the Bears Offense in a meaningful game.

35 responses to “Mitch Trubisky was “pissed off, in a good way” about Nick Foles trade

  1. has anyone, ever, in the history of human-dom been pissed off in a GOOD way? being pissed, per it’s definition, is to be angry, so Trubisky you are even dumber than I thought

  2. Mitch will have earned $29mm off his rookie deal.
    Then he can pad it by holding a clip board for a few years.

  3. He is athletic, but struggles with decisions, “kinda pissed off”. Either you are or your not pissed no middle ground.

  4. I know a few Bears fans, they should be the ones pissed off at Trubisky. He’s a fraud.

  5. He’s going to be pissed off in a bad way when he inevitably loses the sham QB competition and spends the rest of his career riding the pines.

  6. bajer says:
    June 12, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    has anyone, ever, in the history of human-dom been pissed off in a GOOD way? being pissed, per it’s definition, is to be angry, so Trubisky you are even dumber than I thought

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    There’s a fine difference between strongly feeling an emotion and letting yourself become overwhelmed by emotion. The former can help push you to accomplish goals, the later can send you into a mental tail spin. All power to him if he can somehow salvage his career in Chicago, cause this most likely will be his last chance.

  7. He’s just not that good. He never lived up to his high draft pick status, and he’s gone downhill instead of getting better. He really needs to shut up, keep his head down, work his ass off, and try to win the QB job. I don’t think he can do it, though. Foles isn’t great, but he’s better than Trubisky. And Pace/Nagy are on thin ice, so they’d better get this right.

  8. Antonio Brown Where Are You? says:
    June 12, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Mitch will have earned $29mm off his rookie deal.
    Then he can pad it by holding a clip board for a few years.

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    So a divisional championship, 20 wins and undefeated against the Lions and Vikings over two years isn’t good results for a bad QB getting 29 million across 4-5 years?

    You didn’t really think that out very well kid.

  9. Foles stinks so don’t worry Mitch ,,one problem though he embraces the back up role more than starting !

  10. joetoronto says:
    June 12, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Careful, you don’t want to piss off the “MVP”.

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    He certainly is an MVP against your pathetic Lions. I was wondering why you’re the only person on here that refers to him as an MVP in what I thought was a sarcastic tone…..lol

  11. frumpyfatmichiganchick says:

    >>So a divisional championship, 20 wins and undefeated against the Lions and Vikings over two years isn’t good results for a bad QB getting 29 million across 4-5 years?

    So Mitch won those games all by himself? That excellent defense had no part of it?
    He had a good year when Nagy had his first year, until the NFL had tape on him.
    He had one good year, and cost a lot of draft stock to acquire that pick.
    So no, it wasn’t a good pick.

  12. frumpyfatmichiganchick says:

    >>So a divisional championship, 20 wins and undefeated against the Lions and Vikings over two years isn’t good results for a bad QB getting 29 million across 4-5 years?

    So Mitch won those games all by himself? That excellent defense had no part of it?
    He had a good year when Nagy had his first year, until the NFL had tape on him.
    He had one good year, and cost a lot of draft stock to acquire that pick.
    So no, it wasn’t a good pick.

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    He never said it was a good pick, you brought that up after deflecting your completely embarrassing comment about Mitch’s cheap rookie deal cap hit across four years.

    You should have went with Khalil Mack if you wanted to make any sense what so ever…

  13. So now Trubisky is “pissed off”????? He did not have any incentive or desire to play well in the 3 seasons before????? Doesn’t exactly sound like a SB winner.

  14. Improve your play to
    Match your draft position and you have no reason to be “pissed off” or worry about job security. Just that simple.

  15. No he didn’t win all those games by himself, nobody does. He also didn’t lose them all by himself either. Hard to make good decisions and accurate throws when your second step back when passing is sideways because that poor O-line has already failed. The only good part of his career was the first 6 or 7 games when Nagy came in. After that, it wasn’t that teams had film on Trubisky, they had film on the Bears/Nagy’s offense, that’s when it started to go south. And of course Nagy, who is a legend in his own mind and refuses to change the offense that everyone has figured out, thinks Foles will solve his problems. I doubt it, mainly because he can’t move as well as Trubisky. Not much improvement in the O-line and the same offense will equal the same results.

  16. frumpyfatmichiganchick says:
    June 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm
    Antonio Brown Where Are You? says:
    June 12, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Mitch will have earned $29mm off his rookie deal.
    Then he can pad it by holding a clip board for a few years.

    ________________________

    So a divisional championship, 20 wins and undefeated against the Lions and Vikings over two years isn’t good results for a bad QB getting 29 million across 4-5 years?

    You didn’t really think that out very well kid.

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    I love how you think that is Trubisky’s doing. At all. It’s cute. You call the OP a kid but he has a better grasp of the game.

  17. tapahopper says:
    June 12, 2020 at 4:42 pm
    Improve your play to
    Match your draft position and you have no reason to be “pissed off” or worry about job security. Just that simple.

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    Not that simple. He didn’t pick where he got picked. Most people realize he shouldn’t have actually been picked where he was picked.

  18. After his interview did he go over to nagy and give him a big hug and start weeping?

  19. So when Trubisky wins a game as a starting QB its because of the defense and the players around him but last season he lost by himself? Not because of the lack of a running game or poor line play or receivers who couldn’t hold on to the ball. Sorry haters but you can’t have it both ways.

  20. objectivefbfan says:
    June 12, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    frumpyfatmichiganchick says:
    June 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm
    Antonio Brown Where Are You? says:
    June 12, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Mitch will have earned $29mm off his rookie deal.
    Then he can pad it by holding a clip board for a few years.

    ________________________

    So a divisional championship, 20 wins and undefeated against the Lions and Vikings over two years isn’t good results for a bad QB getting 29 million across 4-5 years?

    You didn’t really think that out very well kid.

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    I love how you think that is Trubisky’s doing. At all. It’s cute. You call the OP a kid but he has a better grasp of the game.

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    I love how you actually think any believes you’re NOT the same person in that “OP” (kiddie millennial speak) and trying to deflect for the second time. LoL, this joetoronto kid has a million names. You were wrong, got called out and now you’re triggered. Too Easy! It’s like when Trubisky plays your Lions.

  21. Lots of mistruths about Trubisky out there. He has a good arm, he’s very athletic, and can throw from different platforms and on the run well.

    In 2019, the run blocking was atrocious and there was zero running game or tight end talent due to injuries. Mitch wasn’t great but it’s hard to excel when the defense knows you have to throw and you have one real receiving threat in A Rob.

    I love the defense with Quinn across from Mack now, but if the offensive line doesn’t improve, expect more of the same on offense. They should compete for a playoff spot.

  22. When he was first drafted, Trubisky insisted on being called “Mitchell” instead of “Mitch.” It was a mouthful, but hey he was second overall pick.

    I love how he’s clearly lost the respect for people to make that extra effort any more.

  23. Honestly, bears. If you released trubiscky, I don’t think a single team would sign him to be their starting qb

  24. This whole year will be this constant Foles vs. Trubisky argument and will block out the defensive line issues, the receiver, and the running game issues. Another 8 and 8 Bears season in the works at best and worst of all will be OK with the current Bears owners.

  25. So a divisional championship, 20 wins and undefeated against the Lions and Vikings over two years isn’t good results for a bad QB getting 29 million across 4-5 years?

    You didn’t really think that out very well kid.

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    Lions third string QB last season and the Vikings benched their starters. Both barely won.

    Typical Bears fan overhype of a QB that simply isn’t that good.

  26. No one is overhyping anything but you joe, Bears know that Trubisky is not a great QB. You’re literally arguing with yourself at this point, get some help.

    Hope you take the third consecutive sweep on your Lions a little better this season, good luck.

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