The Chicago Bears are electing to start rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky over free-agent addition Mike Glennon next Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Dan Graziano reported the news on Monday morning after the Glennon-led Bears were beaten badly by their archrival Green Bay Packers 35-14. In that game, Glennon was responsible for 4 turnovers and has now thrown 5 interceptions and fumbled 5 times in 4 games as the Bears starter.
Trubisky was the No. 2 overall pick at the 2017 NFL Draft after just one season as the starter at North Carolina. However, he looked effective in the preseason and the Bears fan base has been clamoring for him since a blowout loss in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bears are 1-3 on the season thanks to an upset victory at home over the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime during Week 3. With 11 days to prepare between the loss to the Packers and their upcoming game against the Vikings, the timing of the move makes sense because the young signal-caller will have ample time to prepare as the starter.
Still, Trubisky won’t be getting much help from his playmakers. After allowing Alshon Jeffery to walk during free agency, the Bears have already lost their top two wide receivers remaining on the roster to season-ending injuries.
Regardless, the Trubisky era in Chicago begins next week on Monday Night Football.
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