The Messiah of the Chicago Bears has arrived.
After four cringeworthy weeks of having Mike Glennon, the human giraffe, starting at quarterback, the Bears have decided to start rookie Mitchell Trubisky. This change will be effective immediately, and the North Carolina product will start in the team’s Week 5 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Glennon was less than impressive in his tenure as starter. He finished 19th in the league in passing yards, but a lot of those came in garbage time. He is currently 24th in touchdowns, and third in interceptions. From a statistical standpoint, the move makes a ton of sense.
It also makes sense from an eye test point of view. Trubisky is a much better athlete than Glennon, which will allow offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to be more creative with his playcalling. Trubisky is also a quicker mental processor, and he has more arm talent overall.
Considering the Bears’ relative lack of talent at the quarterback position over the years, this move is one of the biggest decisions the team has made at the spot in years. Time will tell if the rookie shines this season, but one thing is definitely certain.
The future is now.
EDIT: The Bears officially announced the switch!