According to ESPN, Mitch Trubisky will in fact start for the Chicago Bears when they take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5.
The Bears took on the Green Bay Packers in their fourth game of the season, and by the end of it you could hear almost the entire city of Chicago clamoring for No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky to come in at quarterback.
It was a tough 35-14 loss for the Bears. They gave up a touchdown on the Packers first drive then Mike Glennon promptly fumbled the first play of the Bears’s drive and the Packers scored to go up 14-0. The Bears are built to run the ball and control the clock, so a 14-0 first quarter deficit in the first six minutes doesn’t play into their hands.
Glennon hasn’t been asked to do much for the Bears, and for the most part he’s been better than advertised. Having said that, the Bears starting 1-3, and Trubisky looking impressive in the preseason, it was only a matter of time before this happened:
Mitch will start vs Minnesota
— Olin kreutz (@olin_kreutz) September 29, 2017
Olin Kreutz is on local Chicago radio station 670 The Score’s post game show and had that to say before the game even ended. He didn’t elaborate on if he has a scoop, and his subsequent tweets made it seem like it’s an opinion, but it’s not one he shares alone.
Listening to John Fox talk, I'm very confident in feeling/saying Mitch Trubisky will start wk 5. Proof is in his non-committal words. #Bears
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) September 29, 2017
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 29, 2017
Countless Bears fans are echoing the same sentiments. John Fox has yet to make an official announcement — probably won’t until next week — but he definitely has a decision to make. Chicago is not expected to make the post season. Trubisky would do well to learn the offense and play against defenses at full speed.
It clearly worked wonders for Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, who were each handed the keys to the franchise at some point in their rookie season (right away in Wentz’s case) and have looked terrific this year. Fellow rookies DeShaun Watson and DeShone Kizer are already starting and have shown flashes this season. Bears fans definitely see this and have to be wondering when, not if, Trubisky gets the call.