Broncos Were Interested In Mitchell Trubisky?

Former Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky joined the Bills on a modest one-year deal earlier this month, but the former No. 2 overall pick will be the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart behind Josh Allen. One league source tells Ben Volin of the Boston Globe that he was surprised by Trubisky’s decision to sign with Buffalo, because the Broncos had shown interest.

With the Bills, Trubisky will not have the opportunity to start unless Allen should suffer an injury that forces him to miss time. In Denver, he would have battled with third-year pro Drew Lock to become the starting signal-caller for a team with an intriguing collection of skill position talent and a potentially top-flight defense.

Obviously, the fact that the Broncos showed interest does not mean that they extended a contract offer. But it’s not as though Trubisky broke the bank on his contract with the Bills, and if he could have signed with Denver on even a veteran minimum pact, it might have been a good move for him as he seeks to re-establish himself as a legitimate starting quarterback. After all, Lock has mostly struggled through his first two years in the league, and new GM George Paton has said that he wants to bring in a veteran passer and may consider a collegiate QB with the No. 9 overall pick in this year’s draft. Clearly, Paton — who considered a trade for Matthew Stafford — is not committed to having Lock open the 2021 season under center.

In any event, Trubisky will attempt to put on quality tape in the preseason as a member of the Bills, and Paton’s search for competition for Lock continues. As Volin observes, the Broncos are a logical landing spot for Jimmy Garoppolo, but even after the 49ers’ blockbuster trade to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft, it has been reported that San Francisco intends to keep Garoppolo this season.

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7 comments on “Broncos Were Interested In Mitchell Trubisky?

  1. arty!

    Mitch is set. top 3 pick, endorsements, and now can enjoy a 12+ year career as a BU. Good for him.

  2. mgrap84

    Maybe since the Bills are actually pretty good now, maybe he thinks that’s his only way of getting a ring. He knows he isn’t taking any teams to a SB so he went there as a back up. I mean Buffalo has a good shot at it, probably a better shot then Denver

    • seth3120

      Trubisky isn’t a proven veteran with a little left in the tank looking to get a ring before retirement. He’s still a relatively young QB looking to continue his career as a starter. Every QB wants to start. I could see opportunity in Buffalo if Allen were to get injured they would have talent around him and he could possibly look to renter FA after the season on a high note. But I think the likelihood of Trubisky signing with anyone for a shot at a ring as a backup is close to zero. Chasing rings is not something a young QB who just lost his job have the luxury of focusing on.

  3. fathead0507

    Mitch played it smart.. learn the Daboll offense then if he runs it well Daboll can bring him with him to his HC gig next yr

    • Sherminator

      Not to mention the coaching staff has experience developing quarterbacks and putting them in the proper schemes…something the Bears staff obviously isn’t.

  4. MileHighFan

    The Broncos are just like Chicago, i.e., they don’t have a clue on offense and they are under the mistaken assumption they have a good defense.

    Why would Trubiskey want to repeat his Chicago nightmare?

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