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The clock is ticking down on the Mitchell Trubisky era in Chicago, it appears, after the Bears declined his fifth-year option on Saturday. Really, it was an expected conclusion after GM Ryan Pace pulled the trigger on a Nick Foles trade in March.
The Trubisky era in Chicago is going to be one that's looked back on with some level of confusion. As one of the big three quarterbacks who came out of the 2017 draft — the others being Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes — Trubisky's tenure with the Bears has been shaky at times, putting it lightly. The North Carolina product has dealt with accuracy issues, inconsistencies and injuries during his pairing with Matt Nagy, and now the sands in the hourglass are draining down.
Trubisky's sophomore season showed some promise, helping guide the Bears to a 12-win season in which he threw 24 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and 3,223 yards. An injury sidelined him for a few games.
Even with limited sights of promise, Trubisky has been the focal point of ire among all fans — including Bears fans — since entering the league and being selected at No. 2 overall. So, needless to say, the Tweet machine had some entertaining thoughts on Trubisky's future.
Dan Marino throwing behind his back is still more accurate than Mitch Trubisky pic.twitter.com/1pWogEjflo
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) May 2, 2020
Congratulations to any remaining Bears fans who still feel obligated to pretend Mitch Trubisky is good and that the world just doesn't understand it. The war is over now. You may have lost but at least you don't have to keep fighting anymore https://t.co/XCYwgMRury
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) May 2, 2020
Bears fans when they finally get rid of Mitchell Trubisky pic.twitter.com/GnZDyIsY4u
— Dakota Fuqua (@DakotaFuqua77) May 2, 2020
In honor of the Bears declining a 5th year option of Mitchell Trubisky, a revisit ... https://t.co/jK6SPSjV8o
— (@OX_VT) May 3, 2020
Garpax out of the front office, Trubisky’s 5th year declined, The Last Dance docuseries... It’s a good time to be a Chicago Sports fan pic.twitter.com/hCHGn6SfbH
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) May 2, 2020
There was not a single evaluative measure, not a single piece of evidence that pointed to Trubisky being better than Watson or Mahomes. NONE https://t.co/D54Vm3z6pL
— Cole Robicheaux (@Miserable_PhD) May 2, 2020
The Packers uses a late 4th round pick to move up to pick 26 and select a quarterback who was a better prospect coming out of college than Trubisky who the Bears traded picks 3, 67, 111, & a future 3rd on.
— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) May 2, 2020