Victor Cruz started the 2017 season with his second NFL franchise. He signed a one-year deal with the Bears in May but was cut just before Week 1.

Although Cruz was not in Chicago for long, he did get a good look at rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky, as the two spent much of training camp on second and third-team duties together. Cruz has still never started a regular-season game with a quarterback other than Eli Manning, but Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft, was basically the next most consistent thing. Cruz caught a touchdown pass from Trubisky in the first preseason game.

Trubisky has played nine regular-season games with the Bears so far this year, going 3-6. He's thrown 225 passes, good for an average of 25 attempts per game.

"I've been keeping an eye on him," Cruz says. "It's tough because Chicago -- they're similar to the Giants -- there's not a lot of weapons, not a lot of people to throw to, just due to injury and things like that. But he's been good. He's a good player. You see the flashes in him that when he gets some comfort and some confidence, he can be a really good player. So, we'll see next year when they put some guys around him and let him play a little bit."

Bears fans, take some solace in a seasoned receiver like Cruz giving praise to Trubisky. He won a Super Bowl with Eli Manning, beating Tom Brady, and he says the future looks bright at Soldier Field.

Cruz spoke to ThePostGame at MetLife Stadium before the Giants-Cowboys game Sunday. Cruz appeared on behalf of The Northwest and wore an Eli Manning jersey to support his former quarterback.

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