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- Dickerson covers the Chicago Bears for ESPN’s NFL Nation. He is the co-host of “Dickerson & Hood” on the ESPN Radio nationwide network, and is read in Chicago on ESPN one thousand.
LAKE FOREST, Unwell. — The Chicago Bears are committing to quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for at minimum one particular much more period.
Bears typical supervisor Ryan Speed introduced Tuesday that Trubisky will enter 2020 as the team’s unquestioned starting up quarterback but stopped small of saying irrespective of whether the firm strategies to physical exercise his fifth-year selection for 2021.
“Of course, we do [come to feel relaxed with Trubisky as the starter],” Tempo explained. “I think with Mitch, as we go by means of it, we want additional time in the coming months to assess almost everything, but the initially factor that will come to mind for me is just regularity. You see times, you see video games, but for him [the difficulty is] stringing jointly far better consistency. So you have the peaks and valleys. We just require to flatten that out.
“… Mitch is our starter. We believe in Mitch, and we consider in the progress that he is gonna proceed to make.”
The Bears have right until May to physical exercise Trubisky’s selection calendar year, which is envisioned to exceed $20 million.
“We are not at that issue correct now with the year ending just two times ago, so we’re not at that point proper now, and when we will, we are going to permit you men know,” Pace said.
Rate extra that the twenty five-calendar year-outdated quarterback could bear offseason surgery on his left shoulder. Trubisky played the bulk of the 12 months with a partly torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray are equally scheduled to be absolutely free agents. The Bears paid out Daniel, who played under Nagy in Kansas Metropolis, $6 million in 2019, but the veteran was no threat to overtake Trubisky, even when the 3rd-year quarterback bottomed out in the course of the Bears’ 4-recreation shedding streak. Daniel appeared in five online games for the Bears over the previous two seasons but virtually solely when Trubisky was wounded.
“As we seem at that [quarterback] space, we know that space is critical, and actually two of 3 quarterbacks in the space are cost-free brokers with Chase and Tyler both equally being out of agreement,” Tempo mentioned. “So that is one thing we’ll search at this offseason. We generally try to raise competitors everywhere, especially in the backup roles, so it really is some thing we’ll glance at.”