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.