Matt Nagy: For different reasons, it didn’t work out with Mitchell Trubisky

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The Bears once believed in Mitchell Trubisky. They believed in him so much that they traded the No. 3, 67 and 111 overall choices in 2017 as well as a 2018 third-rounder to the 49ers to move up one spot to draft him.

Trubisky lasted four seasons and 50 starts, and now, the Bears are back where they have been for many years — still in search of a franchise quarterback. Trubisky is in Buffalo, having signed a one-year deal to back up Josh Allen.

On Friday, Bears coach Matt Nagy publicly closed the book on Trubisky’s career in Chicago, wishing him well.

“I’m indebted to Mitch and what he’s done for so many different reasons,” Nagy said, via Chris Emma of 670 The Score. “It’s hard to go through these processes. I care so much about him. It didn’t work out here.

“For different reasons, it didn’t work out. But I certainly appreciate the way that he handled everything.”

The Bears also made clear they consider Dalton an upgrade over Trubisky.

Dalton, 33, played last season for the Cowboys after nine seasons in Cincinnati. He has started 142 regular-season games and four in the postseason.

“That’s one of the areas of our team where we feel like we’re improving,” Pace said of the decision to replace Trubisky with Dalton.

The Bears finished 29th in scoring in 2019 and 22nd last season.

13 responses to “Matt Nagy: For different reasons, it didn’t work out with Mitchell Trubisky

  1. I’m looking forward to the McCaskey family saying the same thing about Pace and Nagy next season.

  2. Trubisky is the rule. Mahomes and Allen are the exception. Most of these top QB’s come off the board way too early. Out of this year’s crop, 3 of the 5 will bust. Who will they be?

  3. The team that once believed in Mitchell Trubisky and believed in him so much that they traded the No. 3, 67 and 111 overall choices in 2017 as well as a 2018 third-rounder to the 49ers to move up one spot to draft him. Who are the Bears?

  4. I still can’t believe they gave up that much to move up ONE SPOT. Only to draft a guy that NOBODY was going to draft at #2. Best part? The GM hasn’t been fired for it 😂😂😂

  5. Different reasons? There was really only one reason it didn’t work out – because Trubisky is not very good.

  6. It didn’t work out with Trubisky and it didn’t work out with the Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. What’s the common denominator?

  7. The brain trust who thinks Andy Dalton is a big upgrade over Trubisky and Dalton, ladies and gentlemen

  8. I’d like to give you grief Bears fans, but the names Tavares Jackson, Christian Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater keep popping up in my noggin.

  9. Trubisky was always going to be a project. (He literally NEVER took a snap from under center in college.) Yet he was drafted way too high and somehow made starter his rookie year in a Nagy offense that simply isn’t very good. And now everybody wants to scratch their heads and wonder why it didn’t work out.

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