Brandon Beane: Mitchell Trubisky took discount to join Bills

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Typically when you think of getting a discount from a player it’s more of the Jon Feliciano variety.

Feliciano, who has already played with the Bills, admitted he probably could have made more money as a free agent. However, he wanted to win with Buffalo, so he weighed his options and decided on the Bills.

“Probably, probably a little less, but… money is only so much,” Feliciano said.

Evidently this was a mantra that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky felt, too.

On Thursday, the 26-year-old surprisingly signed on the dotted line with the Bills via a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. He’ll replace Matt Barkley as Josh Allen’s main backup for at least one year.

But in doing so, Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane said that Trubisky had better offers on the table from other teams in terms of dollars, but he still picked the Bills.

“We couldn’t win the battle financially,” Beane said to SiriusXM NFL radio. “There were a lot of teams that were definitely after Mitchell and for good reason.”

Beane explained what won Trubisky over was the in-house staff Buffalo has.

“What we sold to him and his agent is, ‘Just come here for a reboot. Work with Josh Allen and our other quarterbacks, Jake Fromm (and) Davis Webb, (offensive coordinator) Brian Daboll and (quarterbacks coach) Ken Dorsey. Come here, have a reset year and just be a part of what we’re doing here,” Beane said.

It appears that Beane was convincing enough, because Trubisky is now a Bill.

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