It was not a surprising move by any stretch of the imagination. Three years into his NFL career, and former Chicago Bears No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky has not lived up to expectations.
Chicago has reportedly declined the fifth-year option on the quarterback’s rookie deal, paving the way for him to exit via free agency following the 2020 campaign.
The Bears were not going to pay the struggling signal caller the estimated $24.84 million it would have coast them to pick up his option. Instead, it certainly looks like head coach Matt Nagy and Co. are going with the recently-acquired Nick Foles to be their starting quarterback in 2020.
Not only did Chicago select Trubisky No. 2 overall during the 2017 NFL Draft, it traded two draft picks to move up one spot from the third selection. They also passed up on fellow quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson to take Trubisky.
This could ultimately prove to be one of the worst draft selections in modern league history.
The NFL world responded in kind.