Former Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky reached a one-year cope with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday to function the backup to starter Josh Allen.

Phrases weren’t introduced.

Payments GM Brandon Beane stated it is a “reset” for Trubisky and that he does not count on the No. 2 choose in 2017 to be a long-term possibility behind Allen.

“I do not know what went on in Chicago, however he began 50 video games,” Beane stated of Trubisky. “… I believe the label has been placed on Mitchell from afar that possibly he does not deserve it. It is a reset for him. We do not count on him to be right here long run.”

Trubisky, 26, started the 2020 season because the Bears’ beginning quarterback earlier than dropping the job to Nick Foles in Week three, solely to complete out the season because the starter, reclaiming the job in Week 12. He completed the season with 2,055 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions, whereas finishing 67% of his passes.

Beane stated the Payments will method Allen someday after the NFL draft — in Could or presumably in the summertime — about an extension, confirming the crew’s curiosity in getting a deal carried out this offseason.

Trubisky’s future in Chicago had been tenuous for the reason that Bears traded for Foles final April and declined Trubisky’s fifth-year possibility just a little greater than a month later.

Nonetheless, Trubisky expressed a willingness to return to Chicago for the 2021 season, telling reporters within the aftermath of the season-ending playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints that he had “unfinished enterprise” with the crew.

He had been underneath the microscope in Chicago for the reason that Bears traded as much as choose him. Whereas Trubisky has had an up-and-down 4 NFL seasons, quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes (drafted 10th general in 2017) and Deshaun Watson (12th general) have developed into franchise quarterbacks.

Trubisky went 29-21 as a starter in Chicago, throwing for 10,609 yards with 64 touchdowns and 37 interceptions whereas finishing 64% of his passes. He additionally rushed for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns. He was a Professional Bowl choice in 2018 when he set profession highs in passing yards (three,223) and landing passes (24).

ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques and Jeff Dickerson contributed to this report.

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