Adam Schefter and Dan Graziano are reporting that the Bears have made a quarterback change and will start rookie Mitchell Trubisky moving forward.
Trubisky will make his first start in the NFL a one week from tonight against the Vikings.
Many pegged this week for the Bears to make the quarterback change, given that they’re on an extended break and will have plenty of time to get him ready to go for Week 5’s game.
Chicago signed Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract that included $18.5 million guaranteed this past March, but it was clear that they were going to go with the rookie at some point this year.
Glennon struggled against the Packers last Thursday with two overthrows resulting interceptions. The Bears can move on from Glennon after this season fairly easily, so it will be interesting to see what they elect to do with him.
On the season, Glennon has thrown for 833 yards while completing 66.4 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and five interceptions.
Trubisky, 23, was taken with the No. 2 overall pick by the Bears. It came as a surprise to many to see the Bears not only draft a quarterback in round one but also trade up to secure the top quarterback prospect.
In total, the Bears gave up their first, third, fourth and 2018 third-round picks to move up one spot.
Many draft experts viewed Trubisky as the No. 1 quarterback in this year’s draft class, despite a college career that was limited to 13 starts.
During his three-year college career, Trubisky has thrown for 4,762 yards while completing 67.5 percent of his passes to go along with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions over the course of 31 games. He’s also contributed another 439 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.