Adam Schefter of ESPN reported over the weekend that people around the league do not expect the Bears to exercise QB Mitchell Trubisky‘s fifth-year option for the 2021 season.
His fifth-year option price projects to be over $24 million.
Bears GM Ryan Pace told reporters earlier this month that there will be an “open competition” between Trubisky and Nick Foles for the starting QB job.
“With the addition of Nick Foles it’s exactly what we talked about from the start – we want to create competition. We’ve talked to both players and it’s an open competition,” Pace said.
The 25-year-old former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2017 played in 15 games in 2019 and racked up 3,138 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.