5 Buffalo Bills playing for a new contract after this season
By Aaron Tully
Mitchell Trubisky is perhaps the biggest name that the Buffalo Bills signed during the offseason. Trubisky was picked second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Trubisky quickly flamed out of Chicago despite going 6-3 as the starter for the Bears in 2020, and led them to the final wild card spot in the NFC.
The Bears decided that they had seen enough from Trubisky to know that he was not their future, so they let him walk away in free agency.
Trubisky signed on for one year at a $2.5M cap hit. That number is very cheap for a backup with Trubisky’s experience and capabilities. The Bills are likely figuring that their time is now, and having a fringe starter like Trubisky backing up Josh Allen for just $2.5M is a bargain for an insurance policy on their Super Bowl hopes.
Trubisky probably does not intend on staying long, however; he views his opportunity to back up Josh Allen as a “fresh start”, and will likely look to use a productive stint in Buffalo to land him another starting gig in the NFL.
General manager Brandon Beane does not expect Trubisky to be around for long either. Beane flat out said that they do not expect him to be in Buffalo long-term, and are hoping that it is a chance for him to reset after faltering in Chicago.
When the general manager does not expect you to be around for long, you likely will not be around for too long. Trubisky may be able to learn a thing or two by spending a year with Brian Daboll and Ken Dorsey. Trubisky does not have much of a future in Buffalo considering that the MVP runner-up is starting ahead of him.