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Mitchell Trubisky impresses early in ‘revenge’ game vs. Bears

The former Bears draft pick impressed early against his old team.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) passes the ball against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills backup quarterback Mitchell Trubisky won’t see much playing time this season if Josh Allen remains healthy, but he did get a big opportunity on Saturday. The Bills are not looking to see Allen get hurt in meaningless games, so Mitchell Trubisky got the start against the Chicago Bears in Week 2 of the preseason.

Trubisky left the Bears in free agency after the team elected not to pick up the former first round pick’s fifth-year option. He signed a one-year deal with the Bills to serve as Allen’s backup.

The preseason slate means we got a Trubisky revenge game opportunity on Saturday — and the former Bear did not disappoint! In his first two drives, Trubisky led the Bills to a pair of touchdowns. He did not have any huge plays in either drive, but completed 12 of 17 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.

It’s only a preseason game and the QB position is secured for Allen, but Trubisky has been impressive nonetheless in this game. It’s a good bit of momentum for Trubisky as he attempts to rebuild a career that struggled out of the gate. It also has to provide at least a little bit of satisfaction to do this against his former team.

2nd quarter update: Trubisky had a second touchdown called back in the second quarter on replay after Matt Breida stepped out of bounds, but Trubisky continues to excel. He has completed 3 of 4 passes for another 44 yards and the Bears lead 28-0.

Halftime update: Trubisky finished the first half having completed 20 of 28 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown.