Four picks. That’s what it took for the Chicago Bears to move up one spot in the 2017 NFL Draft to get Mitchell Trubisky, the UNPROVEN quarterback out of North Carolina.
I swear, I feel like I was watching Draft Day with Kevin Costner, except Ryan Pace was not as smart as Costner; (go watch the movie to understand that reference).
For those of you who may not know, and who are wondering why I put “unproven” in all caps; Mitch Trubisky only stated 13 games in his College Career, where he finished with an 8-5 record. Granted, he did have a good season, putting up 30 TD’s and 6 picks on 3748 yards passing yards, but one season doesn’t warrant trading four picks to move up to get him.
Hell, one good season shouldn’t warrant being selected Top 5 in the draft, but that’s another story for another time.
If anything, the Bears SHOULD HAVE gone with Deshaun Watson with that pick if they were so hell bent on drafting a quarterback. Picking Turbisky above Watson is just an insult to the legacy that Watson left on College Football.
Look at his resume if you don’t believe me.
In Watson’s sophomore and junior seasons, he completed at least 67% of his passes while eclipsing 4000 passing yards and 35 touchdowns as well. Not to mention he is a two time Heisman finalist, and has been to the National Title game TWICE against Alabama; winning it once.
He didn’t ride the pine for two years and then ALL OF A SUDDEN have a break out year.
Now tell me, how do you pass up on a PROVEN talent such as Watson, for a project like Turbisky?
I’ll tell you how! It’s because Ryan Pace has NO BUSINESS handling the day-to-day operations of a football team. When you give away the farm for a unproven kid that made his way to the draft on hype, you are showing the world that you have no business leading the front office of an organization.
And to add to the idiocy, if the Bears really wanted Turbisky, they probably could have drafted him at #3 without even making that trade.
Not once did I believe that Turbisky was above Solomon Thomas on the 49ers draft board. NOT ONCE! With a GM that came from the defensive side of the ball coming to a team with one of the worst defenses last year, I never once thought they would not go defense.
But Ryan Pace was just too damn eager to wait and see what happens. I’m sorry Bears fans, but this is going to be a long, LONG season. And don’t expect to receive any return on investment from Turbisky any time soon.