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Mitchell Trubisky

2021 Team: Buffalo Bills

Mitchell Trubisky, like Mariota, was also selected with the number-two overall pick. In 2017, the Chicago Bears acquired the University of North Carolina product, but Trubisky would last for just four years in the “Windy City”.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Trubisky spent this past fall as a backup with the Buffalo Bills, and he attempted just eight passes as Josh Allen’s understudy. The 27-year-old is only three years older than Murray, but the 50 games of NFL starting experience he has could interest the Cardinals.

Trubisky has thrown for 10,652 yards and 64 touchdowns during his professional career, and he has also rushed for 1,081 yards and nine scores. The Ohio native also started two playoff matchups for Chicago, losing to both the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints.