The Chicago Bears caught everyone off guard in the National Football League draft and traded up one spot (courtesy of CSN Chicago) with the San Francisco 49ers for their No. 2 pick. "Obviously, we have to look out for our teams' best interest". The Bears gave the San Francisco 49ers the No. 3 pick and a pick next year.
The Chicago Bears made a wise trade on Friday to refill in around their new developing franchise quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky.
Toward the end of the round, the Browns made a decision to move up from the 33-overall pick-the top of the second round-to hop in front of the Steelers at 29 just in case their division rivals were entertaining the notion of strengthening their offense, taking tight end David Njoku, arguably the most impressive receiving tight end prospect in this draft, or in the last several drafts.
According to USA Today, the Bears have informed their latest addition that Glennon will be the starter in Chicago. Shaheen said Bears tight ends coach Frank Smith went to Ashland to watch film with Shaheen before his pro day. While he maintains that Fox wasn't informed about the pick until an hour before the decision, he says the coach was "heavily involved" in the process. "So therefore, they did what you have to do to keep it quiet". In a draft strong on defensive players, the Bears could have gone that way with their first pick and waited a round to take a QB.
"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".
Garrett, who has drawn comparisons to longtime NFL standout Julius Peppers, had 11.5 sacks as a freshman and the next season was a finalist for the Lombardi and Hendricks Awards as college football's top defender with 12.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. So when you have an opportunity to get a quarterback of this caliber, you can't pass on it. "So we talked about this thoroughly, and we're connected on this".
Later Friday, Mortensen published a tweet that walked back his midday report. It included the team's dinner with him in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Add that to the rest of the picks, and it's obvious who won the quantitative battle between Pace and rookie GM John Lynch. "Right now, I think the tape will show that I have pretty good hands, but I want to be a complete guy that's going to do it all". There were a series of events that led to this transaction taking place, and that's why I'm here - to tell you that what the Bears did, why they did it, and why they deserve a lot of respect.
Fox is scheduled to address reporters at Halas Hall on Saturday.