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Bears name Mitchell Trubisky starter for Week 5 vs. Vikings

Looks like he’ll be starting when the 49ers visit in Week 13.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have decided the future is now. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the team is benching quarterback Mike Glennon and replacing him with first round pick Mitchell Trubisky. Denver radio host Benjamin Allbright was the first to report this was happening, late last week.

The new is not entirely surprising. The Bears did upset Pittsburgh in Week 3, but the offense has been stumbling along. Glennon had a 300-yard game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but any success the team has had has been in spite of Glennon.

The Bears moved up one spot in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers to select Trubisky No. 2 overall. They gave up a third and fourth round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and a third in the 2018 NFL Draft to make the swap.

The 49ers and Bears square off at Soldier Field in Week 13. The 49ers have their bye in Week 11, and host the Seattle Seahawks the week before. I suppose the Bears could go back to Glennon at some point if Trubisky really struggles, but at this point, it seems like you just have to roll with Trubisky all season, regardless of the lumps he’ll take.