Hours after the huge news broke of the trade that sent Martellus Bennett for Chicago to New England, now more news on that front:
Former Chicago LB Shea McClellin is signing a 3-year deal with the Patriots, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2016
That's right, Shea McClellin who always seemed to be on the island of misfit toys in Chicago since being the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft is now a former Bear.
More from Schefter:
Many pegged Shea McClellin to Pats before 2012 draft. McClellin first went to CHIC, so Pats took Chandler Jones. Now, McClellin lands in NE.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2016
That's right, so follow me here: Many Bears fans wanted Chandler Jones but Phil Emery made his first draft pick McClellin. Then, four years later the Patriots trade Jones to Arizona and sign McClellin as a free agent.
Fair or unfair, many commenters here have compared McClellin to Jones for the last four seasons and pointed to that as a sign of the mistake that Emery made. Now McClellin lands with one of the most successful franchises in the league.
It will be interesting to see how Belichick and Co. use him.
What says you of the move?