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John Fox on Mitchell Trubisky's strong debut: It beats the alternative

From ESPN - August 13, 2017

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Bears coach John Fox is not bothered by Mitchell Trubisky's strong play in Chicago's first preseason game causing many to question the team's quarterback depth chart.

"If you are asking me if I was excited about how he played, I was," Fox said on Saturday. "It beats the alternative. I am sure glad he played well and not poorly. There's a reason why we drafted him with the second pick of the draft. I think for the first time people got to see that in a Bears uniform, which I think is exciting."

The entire city, except maybe die-hard Mike Glennon fans, thought Trubisky's preseason debut was exciting -- 18-for-25 for 166 yards, 1 touchdown and 38 rushing yards on three attempts.

For an organization that has struggled to generate positive headlines, Trubisky's performance was the most encouraging national story involving the Bears in years.

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