Sportsbook offering refunds on bets made on Mitch Trubisky winning MVP
Believe it or not, Mitchell Trubisky was being touted as a potential MVP candidate ahead of the season. Coming off a breakout 2018 campaign, such lofty expectations for Trubisky seemed at least arguably reasonable.
Hindsight is of course 20/20 in such matters, but things have gone so atrociously for the embattled Chicago Bears quarterback this season that a sportsbook is offering refunds to bettors who placed wagers on Trubisky winning Most Valuable Player.
PointsBet Sportsbook, which accepts wagers in New Jersey and Iowa, have announced it would return money to gamblers who bet on Trubisky to earn MVP honors.
-Trubisky for MVP: Trick— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 31, 2019
-PointsBet Refunding Trubisky MVP Bettors: Treat@erinkatedolan speaks with @VSiNLive Host @mlombardiNFL about the Bears QB ghosting MVP bettors (our highest liability)! Thankfully, the Karma Kommittee stepped in on Halloween! pic.twitter.com/SafEdHa8JZ
Originally announced on Halloween, the refund story started picking up steam in The Windy City once NBC 5 Chicago filed a report this week.
Trubisky opened the season at 100-to-1 odds to win MVP. Now with Trubisky being a +50,000 proposition, anyone who placed a $100 bet on the Bears quarterback winning MVP would be in for a massive haul of $50,000.
Things obviously have not gone as planned for both Trubisky and the Bears (3-5) this season. In the seven games Trubisky has played — he suffered a shoulder injury early in a Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings and sat out another — the third-year quarterback has posted a dismal 80.0 rating while throwing for five touchdowns to three interceptions.
What’s worse, Trubisky has looked lost and played ineffectively for several significant stretches. In other words, the Bears are simply looking for competency at the quarterback position at this point, not MVP-caliber play.