As the first-year mayor Lightfoot continues to enact her policies in Chicago, she's also hopeful for great change and improvement in the city's football team. That starts at the position of quarterback in Lightfoot's mind, as she told the Mully & Haugh Show on Friday morning.
"Our quarterback play has got to step up," Lightfoot said in referencing Mitchell Trubisky. "I'd like to see them make some pretty bold moves in the draft."
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Trubisky regressed in his third NFL season. He completed 63.2 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions over 15 games, and his 39.5 QBR was 28th out of the 30 qualifying quarterbacks. The Bears went 8-8 and missed the playoffs after winning the NFC North in 2018.
Trubisky is expected to return to the Bears in 2020, though the team could seek competition at the quarterback position -- whether that's in free agency or the draft, as Lightfoot hopes.
Regardless of what the Bears do, Lightfoot hopes it brings better than their showing in 2019.
"This season was brutal," Lightfoot said. "And it was shocking after the success of the previous year. It was hard to watch them really lost on offense. Look, our defense is great, but when you're on the field three quarters of the game, you're going to be gassed. That's just a fact of life."