Should the Bears draft Mitch Trubisky with the intent to trade him to the Cleveland Browns?

There has been consistent chatter amongst the NFL insiders that the Cleveland Browns have reached out to several teams in the top ten to find a trade partner in order to draft Mitch Trubisky. Last night one of my favorite draft analyst, Mike Mayock of NFL Network unveiled his mock draft which had the Cleveland Browns trading for the fifth overall pick with the Tennessee Titans with which they draft Mitch Trubisky. I immediately thought to myself, why would the Bears allow another team to make the trade they want to make?

From what we know so far, the Bears are shopping the third overall pick wanting to obtain more draft picks and the Cleveland Browns are considering Myles Garrett and Mitch Trubisky with the first overall pick. Why not take Mitch Trubisky, the player that the Cleveland Browns want to obtain by trading up from the 12th overall pick into the top ten, off the board with the third pick and workout a trade over the next 90 minutes (the time between the 4th and 12th draft pick, each team has 10 minutes to choose per draft rules; maybe less if some teams make their decisions sooner)?

Best Case Scenario: The Cleveland Browns really want Mitch Trubisky and the Bears agree to trade him to the Browns for a combination of draft picks that could likely include the 12th, 33rd, Swap 5th round picks to move up two spots (1st pick in 5th round) and 6th round pick. A win-win for both teams as both ultimately accomplish what they wanted in this draft.

Worst Case Scenario: The Cleveland Browns really don’t want Mitch Trubisky or just don’t want to deal with the Bears which means that the Bears would possible be stuck with Mitch Trubisky if no other team is willing to trade for him. Now explain to me how bad this scenario would be given the fact that the Bears would already have their QB for the future to groom behind Mike Glennon. Maybe Mitch Trubisky turns out to be a stud and our starting QB for years to come.

Is it just me or is this a strategy that the Bears should really consider if they in fact want to trade out of the third overall pick and are comfortable with Mitch Trubisky being the third overall pick if you can’t get a trade partner?

This Fanpost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.