It was already long in place that the Chicago Bears and Mitchell Trubisky would be parting ways – despite any reports to the contrary – but now it’s officially official. Trubisky has found his next team.
He’s headed to Buffalo to be a true back-up to Josh Allen:
We’ve agreed to terms with QB Mitchell Trubisky on a one-year contract! #BillsMafia
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) March 18, 2021
Scheme-wise, it’s really easy to see the fit, as Trubisky is kinda Allen-lite (very lite), and the hope is probably that he can continue to develop there in Buffalo. Maybe he gets a shot to start elsewhere after a year, or maybe he fills in admirably if Allen goes down. Pretty good fit all around.
Mitch Trubisky lands in Buffalo. He'll obviously be behind Josh Allen. But he's also now with Bills OC Brian Daboll for a year. Daboll was a head-coach candidate this year and likely will be again next year.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) March 18, 2021
Beane on Trubisky: This is a reset for him. We don't expect him to be here long-term.
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) March 18, 2021
More details on the deal when they come out. For now, it marks the clear end to an era that was never quite what either side wanted it to be.