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Bears GM says no rush with Trubisky
Thursday Aug 10, 2017 12:00am

(BOURBANNAIS, IL) – Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace has no hint of offseason buyer’s remorse at quarterback. After six straight years of the Bears missing the playoffs, Pace, who was hired in 2015, ripped up the club's quarterback blueprint following its third consecutive last-place finish. The first domino to fall was the release of embattled starter Jay Cutler, who quarterbacked the Bears for eight seasons beginning in 2009. On the heels of Cutler’s departure, Pace aggressively pursued free agent Mike Glennon, who agreed to a three year deal worth $16 million guaranteed in 2017. Chicago next signed former starter-turned-backup Mark Sanchez to a one year deal with $1 million of it guaranteed. And in Pace’s final and most important act, the Bears moved up one spot to draft North Carolina quarterback Mitchel Trubisky second overall. Trubisky eventually signed a four-year rookie contract worth $29,032,436 fully guaranteed. The plan all along called for Trubisky, who pocketed a $19.2 million signing bonus, to sit behind Glennon and Sanchez. Eventually, the Bears' starting job will belong to Trubisky, but Pace refuses to speed up the timetable.

(07-14-2018) • Saturday morning sports • LaGrange, IN

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