5 things to know about the Vikings and Bears for Week 15

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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Probably the last time the Minnesota Vikings will see Trubisky with Chicago

This one is a tad bit pretentious. The verdict on Trubisky’s future is largely undetermined and should be resolved in early spring.

However, it is unlikely that Chicago will retain his services to once again start at quarterback. He’s been allotted a four-season audition. It’s resulted in one playoff appearance and no postseason wins (thanks to Cody Parkey). In the last five years or so, if a quarterback is not gangbusters immediately in the NFL, it’s “on to the next one.” That’s where Chicago is at with Trubiskiy.

The Bears notably passed on Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson in 2017, and the organization is chomping at the bit to remedy that mistake. The 2021 signal-caller for the Chicago Bears probably lives in a dorm room right now (or a pandemic equivalent to doom-room lodging).

Trubisky’s rookie contract will expire within a month. At this time next year, he will likely be a QB2 on some other team’s depth chart.