The 2017 second overall pick reportedly needs to prove himself in the postseason in order to retain the position moving forward, per NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2021
Trubisky has gone through an up-and-down campaign after starting the season as the bonafide QB1 of the Bears. However, he continuously struggled on the field which led to his demotion in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons where he was replaced by veteran backup Nick Foles.
The Bears didn't attain much success with Foles at the helm where they lost six-straight games midway through the season. The 31-year-old previously went down with a hip injury in Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings which subsequently brought back Trubisky as the team's starting playmaker.
Since then, he was able to bounce back and successfully led the team to three-straight wins before losing to the Green Bay Packers in Week 17. Nonetheless, the Bears still managed to grab a last-gasp seat in the playoffs with an 8-8 record.
Despite his applaudable performances in recent games, the Bears are yet to be convinced that Trubisky is their franchise quarterback. At the same time, he hasn't really done enough to ensure his future in Windy City.
Now heading to his second trip to the postseason, Mitchell Trubisky will need to come out with an impressive showing against the Saints if he wants to regain the confidence of the team's decision-makers and secure his job moving forward.