Mitchell Trubisky is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He played college football at North Carolina, and was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Trubisky played with the Bears from 2017 to 2020. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl and won the NFC North in 2018. Following the 2020 season, Chicago opted not to re-sign him, and he joined the Bills.
Early Life and Age.
Trubisky was born on 20th August 1994 in Mentor, Ohio. He attended Mentor High School, where he played for the Cardinals football team. During his school football career, he passed for 9,126 yards and 92 touchdowns and rushed for 1,559 career yards and 33 touchdowns. He was the recipient of the Ohio Mr. Football Award in 2012. Trubisky committed to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, to play college football under head coach Larry Fedora.
Trubisky redshirted for his first year at North Carolina in 2013. He then played ten games as a backup to starter Marquise in 2014. He made his collegiate debut in relief of Williams against the Liberty Flames, in a 56–29 victory. In the game, he was 10-of-16 for 66 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He threw his first career touchdown to tight end Jack Tabb in the third quarter.
As a sophomore, Trubisky again served as the backup to Williams, appearing in nine games in the 2015 season. He made his season debut against the North Carolina A&T Aggies. In the game, he was 5-of-7 for 37 yards and a touchdown. In addition, he had a 35-yard rushing touchdown in the 53–14 victory. Mitch had a career day on September 26, when he was 17-of-20 for 312 yards and four touchdowns in the 41–14 victory. He did make an appearance in the ACC Championship Games against the Clemson Tigers on December 5. Trubisky completed his lone pass attempt for 16 yards.
As a junior, Trubisky took over as the starting quarterback in 2016. He started in all 13 games in the 2016 season. As a result of his successful junior season, he was named a member of the third-team All-ACC. Trubisky decided to forego his senior season and declared for the 2017 NFL Draft on January 9, 2017, opting to give up his final year of college eligibility.
Coming out of college, Trubisky was projected to be a first round pick by the majority of scouts and analysts. ESPN and Pro Football Focus, ranked Trubisky the second best quarterback, NFLDraftScout.com ranked him as the top quarterback in the draft, and Sports Illustrated ranked him the fourth best quarterback available.
Trubisky was drafted by the Chicago Bears, in the first round with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Bears moved up from the third overall pick by trading the San Francisco 69ers, two third-round picks and a fourth-round pick. He was the highest-selected quarterback in the draft.
During the 2017 preseason, Trubisky recorded the third-highest passer rating of the 29 quarterbacks with at least 50 passes with 106.2, along with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Despite his strong preseason, he was named the backup to Mike Glennon for the 2017 Regular Season.
Trubisky stayed with the Chicago Bears until at the end of the 2020 season when the team decided against extending his contract. On March 18, 2021, Trubisky signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills worth $2.5 million.
Personal life and girlfriend.
Trubisky earned the nickname “Mr. Biscuit” in college, after one of his coaches had trouble pronouncing his name. His younger brothers Manning and Mason played wide receiver at Mentor High School, with the former going on to play at John Carol University.
On January 26, 2021, Trubisky became engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Hillary Gallagher, in Palm Beach, Florida.
In 2017, Trubisky bought a $950,000 home that consists of six-bedroom in Gurney, Illinois. As of 2020, his net worth was estimated over $15 million.