Mitch Trubisky's career with Bears hits new low with decline of 5th-year option

Cam Ellis
NBC Sports Chicago

In case you were blinded the sun's brief appearance in Chicago this weekend, it was reported that the Bears are declining Mitch Trubisky's fifth-year option

Regardless of where you stand on how expected – or prudent – the decision was or was not, avoiding the final year of the quarterback's rookie contract is the latest in a line of offseason moves that Ryan Pace has used to signal the end of the Trubisky era in Chicago. Gone are the on-record reassurances from Pace; Chase Daniel's on the Lions now, too. It'd be wrong to say that Trubisky's future with the team is uncertain, especially when the Bears made their point loud and clear this weekend. 

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So what does the immediate future hold for Trubisky and the Bears? What does 2020 look like for the former future of the franchise? Laurence Holmes is joined by NBC Sports Chicago's Bears Insider, J.J. Stankevitz, producer Eric Strobel and writer Cam Ellis on the latest "Under Center Podcast" to discuss just that. You can listen to the entire thing right here or in the embedded player below: 

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