Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky left open the possibility of returning to the Bears next year after a season which saw lose him and then reclaim his starting quarterback job. On Sunday, the Bears offense struggled in the wildcard round as they lost to the New Orleans Saints 21-9.
Trubisky didn't perform particularly well as he went 19-of-29 for 199 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. "I think I can definitely see myself back here next year," Trubisky said on a Zoom call, per ESPN.
"Obviously, a lot of that is out of my control, but it feels like home and it feels like we have unfinished business. "Right now, I'm just bummed about this season being over and how the game went. So, a lot of emotions going on right now, but I can see that.
We'll see. There are a lot of things that have to happen and a lot of decisions that have to be made and that's out of my control, but I can see that."
Trubisky took a step back and then improved
After starting the first three games of the season, Trubisky lost his starting quarterback job to Nick Foles.
Trubisky reclaimed his starting quarterback job in Week 12 and led the Bears to three late wins and a playoff spot. Trubisky hopes he will now get another chance with the Bears and hopefully lead the team to a Super Bowl.
"I feel like I got better [after the benching]," Trubisky said. "I feel like I got better this year. I feel like when I was put back in the starting lineup that the offense was better and I gave my team a chance to win, and we did win games, and that is why we were able to get back into the playoffs.
It wasn't just me, but it was the whole unit coming together and the whole team making plays and really getting through that adversity together. But I feel like I was a big part of that. "So there are some good things that we did toward the end of the season that helped put us in position to be able to play here tonight, but that's now how we want to finish.
We finished the season 8-8 and slid into the playoffs. We did that last year, so there are still things that need to be changed; there are still a lot of areas we need to grow in to build that championship culture that we want to get to. I think we have some pieces, but there is a lot more that we need to do better, and we need to figure that out."