Chicago Bears fans everywhere can take a huge sigh of relief.
Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky has not yet signed his rookie contract, but he has no plans of holding out.
“I’m here to play football,” he told the press at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School on Saturday morning. “I’m not going to miss any practices or anything like that. I’m excited to sign my contract as soon as possible, however that goes down."
Trubisky, along with teammates Jordan Howard and Kevin White, showed up at the high school as a part of Gatorade's Beat the Heat program, which teaches student-athletes about the importance of hydration.
After the three Bears gave talks in the school gymnasium about hydrating, they opened the floor for questions from the students. One student asked them if the Bears would make the playoffs. Trubisky answered that question with something that fans will love to hear.
“Of course, you always think your team’s going to win. Of course I think we’re going to make the playoffs.” he said to a positive response from the crowd.
Trubisky later stated that he wasn’t guaranteeing anything, and he didn’t want to come off as cocky. However, he insisted that he believes that the Bears are a playoff-caliber team.
“Obviously, we know we have a lot of work to do,” he explained. “but I don’t want to construe that it was a guarantee or anything. I believe in myself, and I believe in my teammates, and I know that we still got work to do. But, that's what it is: 'I think'."
Nevertheless, Chicagoans have a lot to be excited about regarding Trubisky.
And he’s excited to be here, as well.