Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky recently underwent surgery this offseason to repair the partially torn labrum in his left shoulder that he suffered early in the regular season.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson, Trubisky underwent the procedure to address the damage in his non-throwing shoulder after the season. While the surgery is considered minor, it will take Trubisky a few months to fully recover.
Trubisky failed to make the strides in his third season that the Bears hoped for. He started 15 games this past season and finished with 4,138 passing yards, a 17-10 TD-INT ratio and an 83.0 quarterback rating. It marked a significant step back from a promising campaign in 2018 when the Bears went to the playoffs and Trubisky posted a 24-12 TD-INT ratio in 14 games.
Despite the 25-year-old’s regression, Bears general manager Ryan Pace committed to Trubisky as the team’s starting quarterback in 2020.
While he should be ready for training camp and avoid any limitations in practice, Trubisky’s presence as the starter is the biggest thing holding the Bears back from contention in 2020.