A former UNC football quarterback is set for a reunion with this NFL squad

The former UNC football star quarterback is set to join his former team, as he'll head back to the Buffalo Bills organization.
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After being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, former UNC football star quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has found himself a familiar home.

Trubisky will return to the Buffalo Bills, where he spent the 2021 season as the backup to current starter Josh Allen.

Early Thursday morning, Tom Pelissero reported the details of Trubisky’s new contract with the Bills.

Trubisky agreed to a two-year, $5.25 million contract with the Bills. He can earn a total of $8.45 million with incentives, 

Having incentives tied to playtime plus wins is interesting for this contract since we all know that Josh Allen will be at the top of the Bills' depth chart, barring an injury.

After a stellar college career, Trubisky has not met expectations as the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Now that he is entering his eighth season in the NFL, it is safe to say that he won’t be a superstar quarterback, but a solid second option for the Bills.

Regardless of how Trubisky is viewed around the league, he has the potential to help the Bills win if he is called upon. In his 57 games as a starting quarterback in the NFL, he has a 31-26 record and a 64.1% completion rate.

Some may question Trubisky’s decision-making and high interception rates. The fact that he has been with some struggling offensive linemen in his career could very well be a contributing factor. In 2018, Trubisky displayed his potential by earning a Pro Bowl selection after going 11-3 with a 66.6% completion rate.

No one expects Mitchell Trubisky to return to Pro Bowl form at this stage in his career. However, if superstar Josh Allen were to go down with an injury, Trubisky could be trusted with the keys to the Bills' offense and expected to still win football games. Mitchell Trubisky will be looking to prove his doubters wrong and show he still belongs in the National Football League.

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