Bears go bold in draft, staring with trade to land Trubisky

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The Chicago Bears pulled off the most stunning move of Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft by trading up for the No. 2 overall pick to select Mitchell Trubisky. How about actually being in the building when it happens.

When the Bears traded up from No. 3 to No. 2, it took guts for GM Ryan Pace to make that move and land QB Mitch Trubisky.

The Bears signed Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract during free agency.

In the third year of a rebuilding project, the Bears spent the second pick of the draft on a player who most likely will not play this season.

"But, yeah, a lot of people got a lot of things to say, but it doesn't necessarily help you".

So, the plan seems fairly simple: Head into the offseason with Glennon as the starter and let Trubisky make the transition to an National Football League offense under coordinator Dowell Loggains without the pressure of starting in Week 1.

Meanwhile, the recently signed Mike Glennon feels "cheated on" by the Bears and head coach John Fox was apparently kept out of the loop in the lead up to the trade.

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DeRozan, who averaged just 1.7 3-point attempts a game and shot.266 from behind the arc, connected at an.842 clip at the line. The rest could be particularly helpful to LeBron James , who leads all players in the playoffs with 43.8 minutes per game.

In fact, Trubisky also had no clue the Bears were interested in his services.

In a draft loaded with defense, Chicago opted to fix a need on the offensive side of the ball.

Trubisky talked to the Bears at the Combine and had one private workout for them. Trubisky will become the first Pro Bowl quarterback in franchise history since Jim McMahon in 1986, 31 years ago. From the first pick on, we can't figure out what they were doing. The Bears and 49ers agreed to their trade, with Chicago sending two third-rounders and then an additional pick - the fourth-round slot, No. 111 overall - after San Francisco received another inquiry regarding its second pick.

What often happens in the lead-up to the draft is that GMs start to bandwagon on each other's picks, leading to some previously mid to low first round picks, jumping up into the top of the draft. The story of the Bears' 2017 NFL Draft rides exclusively on his shoulders. I hope that they realize that taking Trubisky as high as they did, he is pretty much going to be the starter for the 2017 season.

The word "upside" is the key descriptor surrounding the Chicago Bears heading into the 2017 season.

"I admire anyone with the gumption to [do that]", Wolf said, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. "I think next year they're going to the playoffs, if not they'll probably be one or two ranked, if not wild card next year". Cleveland has enough picks where they can still take a DeShone Kizer, Davis Webb or Josuha Dobbs later on.



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