Quarterback Mitch Trubisky said he was grateful to be a member of the Buffalo Bills after leading his team past the Chicago Bears in second preseason game. Trubisky, who was drafted at No. 2 by the Bears in the 2017 NFL draft, didn't live up to the expectation in Chicago so the Bears moved on from the quarterback earlier this offseason.
Trubisky then decided to sign with the Bills and on Saturday he met his former team for the first time since their split. Trubisky's return to Chicago could not have gone any better as the quarterback led the Bills offense to 34 first half points.
The Bills ended up demolishing the Bears 41-15 as Trubisky finished 20-of-28 for 220 yards and one touchdown. "I feel like each week, I'm getting a little better grasp of the offense. ... It was different coming back here in Chicago.
It was awesome to see all the guys and coaches before the game, catching up with those guys, and then how supportive everyone in the Bills' locker room was for me," Trubisky said, per ESPN. "I'm just really grateful to be a part of this team."
Trubisky gave credit to his teammates for his performance
"I was excited. I stopped being anxious like three or four days ago and I just felt really comfortable with the game plan, what all we were doing out there," Trubisky said.
"My teammates had my back all week. ... I was definitely more excited than anything out here. I just felt really comfortable." After splitting with the Bears, Trubisky tried to find a team where he would be a starter.
After receiving no interest, Trubisky decided to sign with the Bills and be quarterback No. 2 behind Josh Allen. "At first, I wanted to go to a spot where I would get to compete for a starting position, but the right situation didn't come up and the opportunity wasn't there," Trubisky explained.
"I looked at the next best thing, where I could continue to develop and continue to progress and become a better player and a person and fell into this organization, and I loved it ever since coming to Buffalo. "It's just really nice to be a part of a great team and be somewhere where people want you here, and they care about how you're progressing as a person, as a player.
It was an interesting process, but I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be right now, and I'm enjoying being here."