Cleveland Browns QB option that isn’t Baker Mayfield No. 2: Mitchell Trubisky
One guy the league has quickly forgotten about is Mitchell Trubisky. Remember, this guy is 29-21 as a starter in the NFL, and that includes the horrid year he had as a rookie in 2017.
In 2018 he led the Bears to a 12-4 season and was a field goal away from winning a playoff game vs. the Eagles. The infamous Cody Parkey doinked one of the posts to end the game.
Then Trubisky was 8-7 in 2019, and 6-3 to start 2020 before Nick Foles took over after a shoulder injury. The Bears passed on his fifth-year option, and he basically sat on the sidelines in 2021 with the Bills behind Josh Allen.
I don’t think anyone doubts that this guy can still play, but it will be interesting to see what type of interest he gets in free agency.
Trubisky is from Northeast Ohio and could excel with proper coaching in this quarterback-friendly system, but again, will Berry be willing to bring in someone to compete with Mayfield for the starting job?
I don’t think you want to put all your eggs in the Trubisky basket and trade Mayfield. His ceiling is high, but he has also proven to be prone to timely interceptions which ultimately cost him his job in Chicago.
I personally love this option, but there is certainly a lot of risk to it.