Grade for the Buffalo Bills signing quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
The Buffalo Bills made a surprising move last week when they agreed to a deal with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The former second overall pick had a tumultuous four years with the Chicago Bears and never developed into the franchise quarterback they hoped he would when they drafted him.
In his career, Trubisky started 50 games for the Chicago Bears and in his career went 29-21 as a starter while completing 64% of his passes for 10,609 passing yards, 64 passing touchdowns, 37 interceptions. His best season came in 2018 when he was selected to the Pro Bowl and threw for 3,233 passing yards with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
In addition to being a passer, Trubisky has shown an ability to make plays with his legs at times. For his career, the former Bears’ quarterback has run for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns. A majority of those yards came in 2018 when he had 421 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
The Buffalo Bills now have gotten a quarterback to backup Josh Allen who has extensive experience in the NFL. The other two quarterbacks on the roster, Davis Webb and Jake Fromm, have never thrown an NFL pass in a regular season game.
However, the thing that probably moves this grade up is the contract they were able to agree upon. The one-year deal worth $2.5 million is one that is low risk but could pay significant dividends. There wasn’t a long-term commitment from the Bills and the salary was low enough to work into a salary cap that went down this offseason.
Final Grade: A-
The hope is certainly that Mitchell Trubisky doesn’t play much this coming season. However, if the need were to arise the Buffalo Bills now have a quarterback that can keep this offense moving and hopefully continue the team’s hopes of winning the AFC East and securing a top seed in the playoffs.