The 2020 NFL season finished up earlier this year, but with free agency now in full swing, many former UNC football players continue to find new homes.
Here is a look at some familiar names and how they can thrive moving into the new campaign.
Since forgoing his senior year at UNC and being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, Mitchell Trubisky has been the featured quarterback for the Chicago Bears. But after an up-and-down tenure, he now has a new home, as he signed with the Buffalo Bills in March.
Trubisky’s early seasons in Chicago were rocky due to his struggles with throwing accuracy and adapting to NFL defensive schemes. After earning a Pro Bowl selection and leading the Bears to the NFC North title in 2018, Trubisky did not have as much success in the last two seasons, as the Bears missed the playoffs in 2019 and he was frequently benched in 2020.
Despite his inconsistencies, Trubisky still managed to lock in and break a few records. He holds the Bears single-game postseason passing yardage record with 303 and was the fastest quarterback in team history to reach 10,000 passing yards, doing so in just 49 games.
In his final season in Chicago, Trubisky threw for 2,055 yards while notching 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Trubisky will join the Bills as a backup quarterback to potential MVP candidate, Josh Allen. With the one-year contract, Trubisky could earn a spot as a starter somewhere next offseason.