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The Bear’s Den, May 12, 2020

Mitchell Trubisky talk abounds, about his future and his selection by the Bears...

NFL Pro Bowl
Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas Cith Chiefs (L) and Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (R) from the AFC Team pose with Mitchell Trubisky #10 (C) of the Chicago Bears from the NFC Team at mid-field after the NFL Pro Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.
Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images


This one’s in honor of my wife, who was out at our place in the country and, upon her return from mowing ,said “it was a real jungle out there...”



Chicago Bears LB Danny Trevathan elected to University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame - - A two-time All-America selection at Kentucky, Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has been voted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020.

This week in Chicago Bears history: May 11-17 - - With the NFL set to celebrate its 100th birthday on Sept. 17, 2020, we take a look at what transpired this week in Bears history, including running back Tarik Cohen signing his first NFL contract.

Larry Warford’s Asking Price Could Be a Hangup in Bears Pursuit - Bleacher Nation - When the Saints released Pro Bowl guard Larry Warford on Friday, a fit with the Bears immediately came to mind. Hours later, the Bears were reportedly showing

Mitch Trubisky is Embracing the “Open, Healthy Competition” at Quarterback - Bleacher Nation - No matter his role, Mitch Trubisky will be battle tested by the time Week 1 rolls around.

Emma: Detailing Bears’ Pre-Draft Work On Deshaun Watson - 670 The Score - Before the Bears selected quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, they conducted a long process to reach their decision. It’s a decision that has come back into the spotlight after Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson claimed the Bears never spoke with him in that

Altered NFL Offseason Comes At A Cost To Rookies - 670 The Score - In early May 2019, the back field of Halas Hall featured 84 players wearing the Bears’ wishbone C on a helmet while they vied for a chance at making the team.

Bears Twitter mailbag: What happens at RB if David Montgomery gets hurt? - Chicago Sun-Times - While the Bears conducting their offseason business online, the Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley — who can be found @patrickfinley — answers your Bears questions from Twitter:

Chicago Bears podcast: Reporter Mark Potash takes reader and listener questions - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears reporter Mark Potash takes reader and listener questions about the team and life itself.

Brad Biggs: How the Chicago Bears offense can be better - Chicago Tribune - How much different — and more important, how much more productive — will the Chicago Bears be with what at first glance is a modest series of moves around the quarterback position?

Why Allen Robinson Should Play Hard to Get with Bears - - It is true Allen Robinson was slighted by being left off the 2020 Pro Bowl roster.

Line of Questioning: Bears Blockers Drawing the Heat - - Finally, sanity.

Dolphins didn't celebrate perfect season until Don Shula's team beat Bears in '85 - NBC Sports Chicago - If it wasn't for the 1985 Bears' bid for perfection, the Miami Dolphins may not celebrate their achievement like they do today.

Deshaun Watson's still angry about Bears lack of pre-draft interest in 2017 - NBC Sports Chicago - J.J. Stankevitz, Cam Ellis, and Adam Hoge dive into Watson's viral tweet from this weekend.

How Mitchell Trubisky Can Keep the Starting QB Job - - Mitchell Trubisky will take the first snaps with the first team when the Chicago Bears start practices.

Mitchell Trubisky is embracing QB competition with Nick Foles - Bears Wire - Many have already written off Mitchell Trubisky. But he has a chance to make a statement by winning the Bears starting QB job.


Report: Tom Brady had "deteriorating relationship" with Josh McDaniels - ProFootballTalk - Talk of friction between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick was widespread during the end of Brady’s tenure in New England. But Brady’s frustration with the coaching staff may have gone beyond the head coach.

Anthony Fauci says NFL season could be ‘feasible’ by fall - Chicago Sun-Times - Fauci said the NFL must be willing not only to sideline a player who tests positive for COVID-19 but also take more drastic measures if more than one player does so.

Teams who have great quarterbacks shouldn't wait to pay them - ProFootballTalk - The recent explosion in quarterback contracts has made one dynamic incredibly clear: The longer a team waits to pay a quarterback, the more expensive it will be. Ken's Note: Bears fans wouldn't know.


Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares


Dr. Fauci says there’s a chance NFL can play on time with fans in the stands - NBC Sports Chicago - While it’s far from a guarantee, Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s a path to the NFL starting Week 1, as planned.

Infante: Predicting stat lines for Bears rookies in 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - How might the Bears’ rookies perform in 2020? Let’s take a shot at predicting their stat lines.

My least favorite game on the Bears 2020 schedule is... - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG Staff is giving some thoughts about the Chicago Bears 2020 schedule.

Zeglinski's A new friend: Chicago Bears’ Trevis Gipson is an aggressive ball of energy - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are set with edge pass rushers for now. But in time a young gun like Gipson will have his say.

Berckes' Chicago Bears History by the Decade: Bronko’s 30s - Windy City Gridiron - Episode Two of our limited podcast series Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History by the Decade out now!


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