The Mitchell Trubisky era technically began when the Chicago Bears selected him No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. It officially began when the former North Carolina star signed his contract just days before training camp.
You'll hear it hundreds of times in 2017: The Chicago Bears' season is more about preparing Trubisky for the future than anything else. While that's true, they have many other young players entering pivotal points of their career, including second-year outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and third-year receiver Kevin White, both of whom have battled injuries.
"Everything was new to me last year," Floyd said. "Now I'm way more comfortable with the play calls. … And I have a way better sense of what I'm expected to do."
Floyd and other veterans will report to camp on July 26 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbannais, Ill.
Bears Training Camp Location
Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbannais, Ill.
The Bears began their training camp partnership with Olivet Nazarene University, a small private school 60 miles south of Chicago, in 2002. In addition to practice, they hold a number of family- and kid-friendly events throughout the first couple weeks of camp.
The Bears' Aug. 5 scrimmage at Solider Field is one of few camp-related events not held in Bourbannais, Ill.
Bears Training Camp Dates
The Bears are one of only four teams whose rookies arrive a full week before the veterans, with the youngsters reporting on July 19 and veterans on July 26.
Their first practice — open to the public — is one day later on Thursday, July 27, and the popular Bears Family Fest is Saturday, Aug. 5, at Solider Field. Chicago opens the preseason the following week at home against the Broncos, and three days later on Aug. 13 is their final public practice.
|Wednesday, July 19||Rookies Report||N/A|
|Wednesday, July 26||Veterans Report||N/A|
|Thursday, July 27||First Practice||11:15 a.m.|
|Saturday, Aug. 5||Bears Family Fest||3:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Aug. 10||Preseason Game vs. Broncos||7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 13||Final Public Practice||11:15 a.m.|
|Saturday, Aug. 19||Preseason Game at Cardinals||9:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 27||Preseason Game at Titans||12:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Aug. 31||Preseason Game vs. Browns||7:00 p.m.|
Bears Training Camp Roster
The Bears' training camp roster is full with 90 players, 15 of which are rookies. All eyes will be on Mitchell Trubisky, the long-term replacement for Jay Cutler whom the Bears selected No. 2 overall in April's draft.
"You've got to get him up to speed in your offense," John Fox said of Trubisky after rookie minicamp in May. "So I think a guy, regardless of position, has to get comfortable and know what to do — and how to do it — and then just really cut loose and play. There'll be a lot of classroom work — and thank God we've got all the off-season to do that. And I think he'll do just fine."
Mike Glennon, however, is the favorite to land the starting job after the little-used veteran was given a fat contract in free agency. Other notable additions include receiver Markus Wheaton, cornerback Prince Amukamara and safety Quentin Demps.
|2||Davis, Titus||WR||6-1||200||24||1||Central Michigan|
|4||Barth, Connor||K||5-11||200||31||10||North Carolina|
|8||Glennon, Mike||QB||6-6||225||27||5||North Carolina State|
|9||Shaw, Connor||QB||6-1||210||25||3||South Carolina|
|10||Trubisky, Mitch||QB||6-3||220||22||R||North Carolina|
|11||White, Kevin||WR||6-3||216||25||2||West Virginia|
|12||Wheaton, Markus||WR||5-11||189||26||5||Oregon State|
|16||O'Donnell, Pat||P||6-4||217||26||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|18||Braverman, Daniel||WR||5-10||185||23||1||Western Michigan|
|22||LeBlanc, Cre'Von||DB||5-11||190||22||2||Florida Atlantic|