Bears trade up to No. 2, take Mitchell Trubisky

Getty Images

The Bears had the third pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but they didn’t want to wait that long to get on the clock.

Mike Glennon may not be long for the Bears’ starting quarterback job.

The Bears traded up one spot to leapfrog the 49ers and select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears sent the 3rd overall pick, a 2017 third-round pick (No. 67), a 2017 fourth-round pick (No. 111 overall) and a 2018 third-round pick.

Trubisky joins Glennon, who signed with the Bears as a free agent this offseason on a deal that only has $2.5 million in guaranteed money next season. Trubisky was widely projected to be the first quarterback to be selected on Thursday night, but there weren’t many people banking on him going to Chicago. It’s a bold move by General Manager Ryan Pace and one that will likely wind up defining his tenure one way or another.

We’ll likely hear more about the machinations that led to the deal, but it’s fair to assume that 49ers General Manager John Lynch let them know that another team was coming up to take Trubisky or that they would be taking him themselves. However it came to fruition, the haul is a useful one for Lynch as he works to build a winner in his first season in his new job.

69 responses to “Bears trade up to No. 2, take Mitchell Trubisky

  1. Seems like an awful lot to give up to move up one spot. They must have been convinced the 9ers would take him if they didn’t make the move.

    Lynch is certainly off to a good start in his first major choice as GM. Now lets see who he takes at 3.

  2. And without playing a down… Chicago now is third in the NFC North QB ranking. This rook is better than anything the queens put on the field.

  3. Unbelievable. Way too much for way too little in return. Lifelong Bears fan, but this may be the last straw. I was supportive of Pace but this move and pick shows he needs to be fired immediately.

  4. Two picks in and every single mock draft is already blown. What a waste of time.

  5. Sounds about right, but John Fox has never needed a good QB to win anyway. However, this will get everybody there fired. Cleveland avoided a bullet by accident.

  6. Dammit why did this have to be the year they move the draft out of Chicago. Both John Fox and Ryan Pace should be fired

  7. Forget the pick. We all know it was more likely than not a bad pick. But to give away 3 additional picks to move up one spot to get a guy that was probably going to be there anyway?

  8. Why is this so hard for people to understand? Other teams were interested in moving up so the Bears had to have a good offer or someone else would move up to take the QB.

  9. Somebody better take these high offensive picks from Pace after that Kevin White disaster. This will be funny as the 2 high picks will be bad and the late pick, Howard, is the stud in their backfield.

  10. Trubisky was a one year starter with an 8-5 record and constantly threw the ball out of bounds. Shameful selection, but to give up that much is incredibly irresponsible.

  11. Another team apparently was going to trade up and take Trubisky from the Bears if they didn’t make the move -that’s the word anyway.

    If Trubisky is the answer for the Bears at QB for the next 10 years, then it was worth it to secure him. If not, then it will be yet another draft bust for that loser franchise. None of us knows what will happen, everybody commenting is just giving their opinion.

  12. I am in shock. We gave up 3 picks – meaningful picks – to move up ONE SPOT.
    This guy has to be the next Aaron Rodgers, or this is a total fail.

    This is the end of the Ryan Pace era. So where does that put us? Another three years out before we see any meaningful changes?

    We are going to go 5-11 – maybe – with Trubisky sitting on the bench. WTF?

  13. I( wanted the Bears to get Trubisky, but I have a sneaking suspicion SF never intended to take him. Solomon Thomas was probably their guy all along.

  14. I completely misread this.

    I assumed the Bears would screw this up by drafting somebody with a long history of injury problems, rather than screwing it up by drafting a third rate QB.

  15. This is simple. The Bears got in a bidding war. 49er GM says “Hey the Browns are going to give us X to get our pick…what’s your top dollar?

    Never get in a bidding war with the Browns.

  16. Bears fans are generally pretty cool so I hope this works out for them and nobody knows at this point what Trubisky’s NFL career will be but it does seem like they paid a lot for some long odds. Best of luck anyways.

  17. The Bears just signed Glennon for 3yr/45M, and just when I think they couldn’t get any dumber, they do something like this…… AND TOTALLY REDEEM THEMSELVES.

    jk. Terrible time to be a Bears fan. Terrible.

  18. Bears move up one spot to #2 to take a bum and give the 49ers the #3, #67, #111 picks, AND a 2018 3rd rounder, after they raided us for Matt Barkley and Brian Hoyer in free agency. Is Chicago GM Ryan Pace secretly working for San Francisco?

  19. Trubisky, Glennon, and Mark Sanchez as your franchises’ QB’s. Cutler era may soon be known as the glory days. Fire Ryan Pace now to limit any more damage. Has a GM ever been removed mid-draft?

  20. Chicago had 3 of the top 70 picks in what is a loaded 2017 draft, especially defensively, but Pace dealt a 3rd and 4th-round pick this year away, along with another 3rd-rounder in the 2018 draft, that is now likely to be a top 5 draft position once again. Thought we learned our lesson from the Jay Cutler trade, but apparently not.

  21. Glennon deal is one year 16MM with two more years of options.

    Keep in mind you mouth breathers, the 2016 Pace Draft was a Grade A Draft.

    Wait till we go 3-13 to criticize. Until then, enjoy the show!

  22. “A really talented player. The growth potential is obviously there. The question is why wasn’t all that talent starting for the last three years? That’s always bugging me. So you have to go and answer those questions with him, with his coach, but the physical talent is there.” -Bruce Arians, Cardinals Head Coach

  23. Mitchell Trubisky could not beat out QB Marquise Williams at North Carolina. Marquise Williams went undrafted and is currently not playing football.

  24. Wish I could say I was surprised. Nothing Pace does anymore surprises me. I now expect incompetence. All that to move up one spot. Too much, Pace is overmatched as a GM in this league.

  25. Pace has already butt fumbled two times before the 2017 mini camp started. Brutal. Dreadful. Disgraceful and irresponsible.

    This pick was almost impossible to screw up. ALMOST until Pace gets to take the wheel.

    Didn’t think there could be fewer seats in the stands at soldier field than last year…just wait

  26. It’s going to be interesting to see how Trubisky handles that infamous Chicago weather during the last half of the NFL season.

  27. Not a bears fan but everyone saying it was a dumb trade because the 9ers were not going to take a qb at #2 are idiots. Obviously the 9ers weren’t going to take a qb because if they were they wouldn’t have traded the pick in the first place. Other teams in sure were pushing to get into that spot so the bears did what they had to. Give the kid a chance he hasn’t even played a down yet. They obviously see something in him. I hope he pans out so you can all eat your words and I’m a vikings fan. I wish trubisky the best of luck in the NFL. I hope he adds to the fun competitive nfc north for years to come.
    SKOL Vikings!!!!!

  28. The Bears aren’t close to winning so they need volume and they do this. Dumb. This guy is a 4th rounder. Let’s look back the over drafted QB’s and see what happens. One of the dumbest moves in a long time…

  29. Considering Pace & Company have used their 3rd & 4th round picks on Jonathan Bullard, Nick Kwiatkoski, Deon Bush, Deiondre’ Hall, Hroniss Grasu and Jeremy Langford giving them up might just be a wash out. Maybe the 49ers might to able to make better use of them.

  30. 50 year Bears fan here. Teams that consider themselves close “except for a QB” make moves like this all the time. If the Bears consider themselves “close” at this point, Pace and Fox better watch some more game film. I thought they were at least a year away from a move like this. I hope they LOVE this kid…..

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.