Deshaun Watson has no idea why the Bears weren’t more interested in him

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You’ve probably heard this before, but the Bears passed on Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes to take Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall in the 2017 draft.

Since the Texans and Bears are in different conferences, Sunday will be the first time Watson takes on Chicago as a pro. On Wednesday, he recalled that he didn’t spend much time with the Bears before the draft aside from a bit of time at the scouting combine.

Why the lack of interest?

I have no idea,” Watson said Wednesday, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

But being passed over for Trubisky isn’t going to give Watson more juice for this week’s matchup between the two teams — or at least that’s what Watson’s saying publicly.

“No, it’s no motivation. It’s what the organization went with,” Watson said. “For those fans of course they’re going to say something about it. They did what they did. No motivation.”

With 3,542 yards passing, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions this season, Watson is likely to give those Bears fans a taste of the kind of quarterback they’re missing.

4 responses to “Deshaun Watson has no idea why the Bears weren’t more interested in him

  1. Because other teams fooled Ryan Pace into thinking Mitch Trubisky was the best QB in the draft, allowing Watson and Mahomes fall to them. That’s how good teams target the players they want without trading away draft picks to move up in the 1st round.

  2. Diehard pats fan and Bostonian married to a Chicagoan and live in Chicagoland now. When the pick was announced my wife screamed and I was in utter shock.

    The tribune released a great article last year about what the bears did. Pace was so secretive about Watson and Trubisky, he didn’t let anyone know what was going on. John fox didn’t know who he was picking, but thought it was Watson.

    Pace didn’t tel fox until the draft it was trubisky. The other wild thing is schefter was saying “the bears were locking in their deal to move up afraid Cleveland would.”

    No idiot no. If Cleveland wanted a QB THAT BAD, and thought trubisky was the top Pick, they would’ve used the top Pick on him. They didn’t. The bears got PLAYED.

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