3 NFL free agent QBs that can resurrect their careers on new teams

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NFL Free Agency: Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Buffalo Bills on the field during training camp at Highmark Stadium on August 7, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

NFL Free Agent QB no. 3: Mitchell Trubisky

Although Mitchell Trubisky was taken two years after both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, he will still be the same age going into the 2022 NFL season as his free agent peers.

Trubisky was the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft which also produced Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, something Chicago Bears fans will never live down.

Trubisky seemed to be on a positive trajectory as of his second season with the Bears, completing almost 67 percent of his passes with 24 touchdowns as the Bears made it to the postseason with 11 wins while Trubisky was under center.

At the time, many praised Matt Nagy for scheming an offense Trubisky could thrive in. A few years later, and everyone is blaming Nagy for Trubisky’s demise.

There has been a lot of talk about Trubisky as the who’s who of NFL executives and media have gathered at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The former North Carolina Tar Heel spent this past season as Josh Allen’s backup and he really impressed everyone in Buffalo.

Although most players are only going to get better on the field, the structure and success of Buffalo were good for Trubisky, and he benefitted from being the backup to an MVP candidate.

Trubisky’s teams, for all his faults, have had quite a bit of success and since the start of the 2018 season, he’s been part of 25 wins compared to only 13 losses as a starter.

He’s also never thrown a pick-six.

Given the fact that Bills GM Brandon Beane is giving Trubisky a ringing endorsement and also the fact that Trubisky is a very talented athlete, it would be shocking if he wasn’t given an opportunity to start somewhere in 2022.