Chicago Bears: 5 Veteran quarterbacks who could replace Mitch Trubisky in 2020

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2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins

Ryan Pace still feels that Trubisky can be the leader the Chicago Bears need. If he can accept a benching and sit and learn the NFL game some more, perhaps he could be that guy. It seems that the speed of the league is too much for him at the moment.

On too many occasions, he’s had trouble pulling the trigger on throws, and he’s been too slow on his progressions. That may be why he sometimes sets his sights on a receiver and doesn’t look away.

If Trubisky just needs more grooming then a great guy to help him is Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is a 15-year veteran who has played for 8 teams. He has no trouble making any throw in the book. In addition, he is a fun-loving guy and his teammates love him. There isn’t a receiver on any of the teams Fitzpatrick played for who doesn’t have a bad thing to say about him.

Fitzpatrick is currently playing for the lowly Miami Dolphins. With the lack of quality players on that team, he’s still been able to win two games. One of the negatives that the people in South Florida felt about him was that with him starting the Dolphins could win four or five games, thus putting a dent in Miami’s plan for the top pick in the 2020 draft.

He started the first three games of the season and struggled and the Dolphins put in Josh Rosen. After he struggled in three games, Fitzpatrick got back in and is 2-3 in his last five games started. The Dolphins went from a solid number one pick to the fourth pick.

Fitzpatrick could be the one-year bridge that Trubisky needs. He could come in and have some success. This Bears team would be the best one he’d ever play on. While he doesn’t possess tremendous athletic ability he has an incredibly high football IQ. He sensed when he needs to get the ball out of his hands and he can even tuck the ball and run for some yards when needed.

Fitzpatrick would be a great mentor for Trubisky. He knows all the tricks of the trade and will pass them down to the young quarterback. Then, hopefully, Trubisky learns well and takes over and we forget the horrible 2019 season.