Detroit Lions rumors: 5 possible quarterbacks to target in 2021

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If the Detroit Lions want to bring in an enemy of recent years, Mitchell Trubisky should be considered.

4. Mitchell Trubisky

Mitchell Trubisky is a quarterback Detroit Lions fans are very familiar with. Trubisky is technically still a member of the Chicago Bears, a rival of the Lions in the NFC North. He’s also the guy who seemed to have Detroit’s number on the field until this prior season.

When the Bears drafted Trubisky at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, it came as a shock to many. Chicago was certainly reaching, taking him second in the first round, but they believed that it was necessary as he would be the franchise’s leader for years to come.

Times have definitely changed since then, as made apparent during a press conference with George McCaskey, Ted Phillips, Matt Nagy, and Ryan Pace. All four sounded like they were ready to part ways and go after a cheap veteran or go to the draft moving forward.

Trubisky played pretty well at the end of the 2020 regular season. He finished the year solid, completing 67% of his passes for 2,055 yards, 16 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He also had a 93.5 passer rating while only playing 8.5 games.

It’s still unclear whether the Bears will extend Trubisky. If they don’t, the Lions could do worse as Trubisky could fit the bill of someone to lead the team for a season or two until a young prospect is ready to take over.