It is impossible to talk football in Chicago and the surrounding areas these days without someone, almost everyone throwing shade or worse at Mitch Trubisky.
The irony of that is that right now NFL fans in Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New York, Carolina, New Orleans and Pittsburgh just might pay a king's ransom to have the Bears signal caller under center.
Week Two of the NFL's centennial season brought carnage and change at the NFL's most important position like none the game has seen in recent history and possibly never seen before.
Prior to last week, Andrew Luck shocked the football world by announcing his retirement at the tender age of 29, and less than one half into the first week of the season, the new great hope in Jacksonville, Nick Foles, went down for at least the first half of the season with a broken collarbone in his non-throwing shoulder.
Prior to Week Two, the Jets' Sam Darnold was sidelined for at least three or four weeks if not longer with Mononucleosis.
During the second week of action, Saints future Hall of Famer Drew Brees went out for at least the next six weeks with torn ligaments in his thumb. One of Brees' likely neighbors in the Hall, Ben Roethlisberger went out for the season with a torn UCL in his elbow. Former NFL MVP Cam Newton aggravated a foot injury that will sideline him for the foreseeable future, and Darnold's backup in New York Trevor Siemian was lost for the season as well.
This past Tuesday, the New York Giants benched another likely Hall of Famer, Eli Manning, in favor of first-round draft choice Daniel Jones, most likely winding down the career of the greatest quarterback legacy in the game's history.
How does Trubisky look to you now, Bears fans?
Think for a minute about the impact on the game of losing Brees, Roethlisberger, Manning and Newton all in the same week -- with six Super Bowl appearances between them, five rings and 25 Pro Bowls.
Between Foles, Manning and Brees, they also share four Super Bowl MVPs.
Among this group of teams now starting backup QBs, the Saints were thought by many to be the best team in the NFC, and the smart money arguably was on the Steelers to win the AFC North.
New Orleans will now have to win with Teddy Bridgewater while Pittsburgh will start Mason Rudolph.
Who would you rather have under center, Bridgewater, Rudolph or Trubisky?
Let's move past all the recent carnage at the position and look at clubs looking to stabilize their quarterback positions -- including Washington (Case Keenum), Tampa (Jameis Winston), Minnesota (Kirk Cousins), Buffalo (Josh Allen), Miami (Josh Rosen), Cincinnati (Andy Dalton), Tennessee (Marcus Mariota) and Denver (Joe Flacco).
Winston and Mariota were picked one and two overall, two seasons before the Bears took Trubisky, and both have bounced up and down like ping pong balls and are now in make-or-break seasons for their jobs.
Which of any of those starting QBs are an easy choice for you Bears fans over Mitch Trubisky?
I'm sure some of you will argue for one or two, but the answer is obviously none are an easy pick or a slam dunk.
The Eagles, Cowboys, Falcons, Packers, Lions, Seahawks, Rams, Patriots, Texans, Chiefs and Chargers are the only teams in the NFL almost certainly better off than the Bears at quarterback today, with the jury still very much out on Jimmy Garroppolo, Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield and Derek Carr.
The worst case for the Bears is their quarterback situation today with Trubisky is better than at least half the league, quite possibly more.
I don't know exactly what kind of quarterback Trubisky will have been when his Bears history is written, and in another six-to-eight weeks I think everyone of us is going to have to take a position.
But right now the Bears are in much better shape under center than a lot of folks seem to realize, at least as it compares to the teams they're trying to beat.