Former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky to start for Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are making a quarterback change. Mitch Trubisky is now the starter, with Mike Glennon headed to the bench.

It was only a matter of time that Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 Draft out of North Carolina, would take over the top spot. With the Bears at 1-3 under Glennon, and heading into a Monday Night Football showdown with the Vikings at Soldier Field next week, it was time.

Trubisky, who will make his NFL debut against the Vikings, played well in the preseason, earning the job as the Bears’ No. 2 quarterback over veteran Mark Sanchez.

He completed 67.9 percent of his passes for 364 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for 48 yards.

One of Trubisky’s former Bears wide receivers, Victor Cruz, discussed the possibility of Trubisky becoming the starter when he appeared on NFL Network over the weekend.

“I do think that if there’s any week for Mitch Trubisky to make his start, to make his debut this season, I think it’s this one,” Cruz said on Good Morning Football Weekend on NFL Network, via’s Jeremy Bergman. “I think they have some holes that they need to fill, especially at the quarterback position. It just hasn’t been flowing as well as they would hope early on. I think Mitch has a shot, man.

“Anytime a young guy gets his first start, there’s no easy game to put him into. There’s always going to be those jitters. There’s always going to be that week of preparation that has to get through and everybody’s good in the league, so you’ve got to make sure that he’s ready to go. If this is the week, I think it happens now.”

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