The No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft is now the No. 2 quarterback on the Chicago Bears depth chart:
#Bears coach John Fox says Mitch Trubisky will be No. 2 QB on Sunday
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 6, 2017
Head coach John Fox announced Mitch Trubisky will be the team’s No. 2 quarterback heading into its Week 1 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Fox says Trubisky earned the spot (Chris Emma) after what was a stellar preseason in which he was the NFL’s most accurate quarterback and arguably put up the best stats among rookie signal callers this summer. Fox added, “Everyone was pretty impressed with how fast he picked things up.”
When given a chance to clarify the quarterback situation behind starter Mike Glennon, Fox refused to expand on the team’s plans.
Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune adds Trubisky and Sanchez – now the No. 3 quarterback – will split reps running the scout team in practice this week.
Based on these developments, you could probably make a strong argument Trubisky earned a chance to jump past Mark Sanchez and Glennon on the depth chart, but perhaps that day could come sooner than we think.