Bears will reportedly decline Mitch Trubisky's 5th-year option


The Bears have reportedly made their decision about QB Mitch Trubisky's fifth-year option: 

That means Trubisky is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2020 season. If the Bears had picked up the option, they'd be paying the quarterback more than $24 million next season – though guaranteed for injury only. Trubisky is going into his fourth season with the Bears, and this summer's training camp will be the first time he has to compete for the starting job. When the Bears' traded a fourth-round pick to Jacksonville for Nick Foles, coach Matt Nagy told reporters that it was a "true competition," though many think the job Foles' to lose. 

Interestingly enough, the decision now means that four of the top five draft picks from the 2017 NFL Draft had their fifth year declined. Cleveland opted into Myles Garrett's, but Trubisky, Solomon Thomas, Leonard Fournette  and Corey Davis all had theirs declined. What does the decision mean for the future of Trubisky and the Bears? Insider J.J. Stankevitz breaks it down right here. 

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