The good news for Bears fans is that he'll have the luxury of sitting behind Glennon for a year (maybe even more). "I give Ryan Pace and John Fox credit for making a courageous move and we're thrilled with what we got out of it". But it felt like his predecessors neglecting the position inexcusably for years may have clouded Pace's judgement a bit here.
The boos started when the Bears fight song started to play over the loudspeakers at the United Center and a picture of Trubisky from Thursday night's draft was shown on the big screen.
Kate Foster, 18, of Rockford, Ill., waves onstage while waiting to announce the Chicago Bears' selection in the second round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Philadelphia. Should the Browns draft one, the best options for them are Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer (but they would have to trade back up towards the beginning of the second round) and Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs late on day three. Along with the picks in the middle rounds of this year, the Bears send the 49ers a third round pick next season.
"It was really just a weight off my shoulders, what I was wishing for has come to fruition", said Garrett, who wore a Cleveland T-shirt that said "The Heart of Rock 'N Roll". Still, they do have plenty of future draft resources, and only got more after trading back yesterday. "He moves like a more agile player than you would think for a guy with that kind of size". There was some thought they might wait a round or two to take a QB.
Trubisky had a breakout junior season for the Tar Heels previous year. While the deal is essentially just for one year, the Bears could've shored up their defense with that second pick.
"I haven't talked to Mike yet but I'm very excited to work with him and the rest of the quarterbacks here".More news: Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift
In a draft considered deep in defensive talent, seven of the first 10 players taken were on the offensive side.
"You gotta promise me one thing", Pace said.
What's important, however, is that Pace obviously didn't consider what others had to propose in order to move up. "But, I think he has the physical skill set to make that jump, and we're confident in that". The top four picks in the National Football League draft hold significantly more value than other picks do.
While Trubisky comes with some question marks due to inexperience, Garrett was the consensus top player available in this year's draft of the best US college football players.
The Bears are banking on some big payoffs, and they have little room for error after finishing last in the NFC North at 3-13.