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Bears GM remains committed to Mitch Trubisky

Bears continue to back Mitch Trubisky as their 2020 starting quarterback.

Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears looks to pass the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bears defeated the Vikings 21-19. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace says that the team is committed to Mitch Trubisky as their Week 1 starting quarterback, as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson. Going with Trubisky as the starter has been the team’s stance since the end of the season, so this isn’t a big surprise.

Trubisky was not good last season and gave the team plenty of reasons to look elsewhere in 2020, but after getting Khalil Mack from the Raiders for their 2020 first round pick, they likely would need to find their replacement through free agency or a trade.

We probably shouldn’t take Pace 100 percent at his word either, as the team needs to keep faith in Trubisky since they don’t have someone set to replace him. But that doesn’t mean they won’t explore signing Philip Rivers, Ryan Tannehill, Jameis Winston, Tom Brady or possibly make a trade for someone like Derrek Carr.

Trubisky wasn’t 100 percent healthy in 2019, which hurt his rushing ability, so there is a little hope for him if he can supplement his mediocre passing with better rushing numbers in 2020, but he sure doesn’t look like the long term answer for Chicago at this point.