Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace gave no guarantees to Mitch Trubisky regarding the next season and there is a chance we will see another quarterback starting for the Bears next season. Trubisky, who was drafted at No.
2 in the 2017 NFL draft, started this season as the starting quarterback but he was benched in Week 3 for Nick Foles. As Foles' was struggling with injuries and his form was far from great, Trubisky regained the starting quarterback spot in Week 12 and led the Bears to three straight wins and eventually a playoff place.
In the playoffs, Trubisky failed to impress as the Bears suffered a 21-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the wild-card round. "As far as the plan at quarterback, to get to where we want to go, we definitely need more out of that position," Pace said.
"Everything is on the table."
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"Why do we feel strong about getting that position right?" Pace said. "It goes back to the connected vision I share with Matt.
"I just have a lot of confidence in the unity we have as coaching staff and personnel department, but mainly that Matt and I have at attacking that together." Meanwhile, Pace acknowledged that pass rusher Robert Quinn -- who signed a deal last season that included $30 million in guarantees -- didn't have a great season but remained hopeful that the veteran pass rusher will bounce back next season.
"We expect him to rebound," Pace said. "I think having an offseason being with us, I think that will bode well for him. Together with him and with us and our plan, we have to find a way to help him get more production and I believe that he will."
It will also be interesting to see if wide receiver Allen Robinson will stay with the Bears. "You know how we feel about Allen, how respected he is in the building," Pace said. "But to get into specifics on his contract, you guys also know I'm not going to get into that.
In regard to the franchise tag, I would just say everything is on the table. The league gives us tools for a reason but right now we're just going to keep all those talks internal out of respect to Allen, out of respect to his agent. I just think those are best handled in a private manner."