Who was last Bears rookie QB to start?
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:17:59 GMT


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Who was the last rookie quarterback to start a game for the Bears?

Eddie P.
Libertyville, Illinois

Monday night at Soldier Field, Mitchell Trubisky will become the first rookie quarterback to start for the Bears since Kyle Orton opened 15 games in 2005. Selected by the Bears in the fourth round of the draft out of Purdue, Orton was anointed the starter after Rex Grossman broke his ankle in the preseason. Chad Hutchinson was originally slated to replace Grossman, but Hutchinson struggled in the preseason and was released. Powered by an excellent defense and special-teams unit, the Bears remained ultra-conservative on offense,
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