NFL hot seat: 5 quarterbacks under pressure to deliver in 2020
By Peter Panacy
NFL Hot Seat No. 1: Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears
Most of the quarterbacks on this list could be on the fringes of an NFL hot seat. The final player here, the Chicago Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky, is unquestionably there.
The No. 2 overall pick from the 2017 NFL Draft didn’t silence any doubters after a “Pro Bowl-caliber” campaign in 2018 in which he managed to pass for just over 3,200 yards, 24 touchdowns against 12 interceptions with a passer rating of 95.4.
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A decent season, yes. But nothing to suggest he would be a long-term fixture for Chicago.
2019, however, was little short of disastrous as Trubisky managed regressions in each of those categories aside from throwing two fewer interceptions, all leading to Chicago boasting the league’s 25th best passing offense that year.
So it shouldn’t be surprising the Bears elected not to pick up Trubisky’s fifth-year option, and it also isn’t a shocker they added former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles as a viable and competent backup.
If the Bears find themselves in playoff contention again, yet Trubisky is holding back the offense, don’t be surprised at a would-be switch under center.
Should Trubisky not turn things around, it’ll be very easy for Chicago to simply move on once the year is complete.