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Open Bear’s Den Part 2: Trubisky Press Conference edition

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Lincicome: To move up for Mitch Trubisky, Bears pay a lot for very little - Chicago Tribune - Drafting Mitch Trubisky is not some bold change of direction for the Bears. It is the usual stupidity justified by infatuation.

Halas Hall Pass: Ryan Pace's bet on Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer break down Bears GM Ryan Pace's bet on quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Maske's Round 1 NFL draft grades: 49ers, Texans ace test, but what are Bears and Browns doing? - Chicago Tribune - It was a wild first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. There were plenty of unexpected moves. There is much to evaluate.

LeGere: Chicago Bears say they've got their man in Trubisky - Daily Herald - Despite the fact that they'll pay quarterback Mike Glennon $16 million this year, the Bears traded up one spot to No. 2 overall to take North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Rosenbloom: Are the Bears rebuilding or hallucinating? - Chicago Tribune - All along, it looked the Bears were rebuilding. Turns out, it looks like they’re hallucinating.

Bears Talk Podcast: Reacting to acquisition of QB Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - In the latest Bears Talk Podcast, the crew reacts to GM Ryan Pace's decision to trade up for and draft QB Mitch Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick.

Pace tells funny story about Trubisky's beat-up car - CSN Chicago - Bears GM Ryan Pace talks about the story of Mitch Trubisky's beat-up car, and joking that he should drive it to Chicago.

Boden: NFL Draft Day 2 options for Bears - CSN Chicago - The Bears traded away one of their Day 2 draft picks, but there are still plenty of options for them in the second round Friday.

Andracki: Once initial shock wears off, Bears fans should learn to love Trubisky trade - CSN Chicago - Bears fans understandably freaked out after the team traded up to draft Mitch Trubisky second overall, but there are plenty of reasons to love the move.

Mullin: Looking deeper at Bears gamble on Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - Ryan Pace and the Bears are gambling big time on Mitch Trubisky and John "Moon" Mullin examines the fallout from the risk.

Emma: Why The Bears Bet Big On Mitchell Trubisky - CBS Chicago - Bears GM Ryan Pace prioritized "the most important position in sports," trading picks to get the quarterback he so desired.

Gabriel: Patience Vital For Bears In Developing Talented Trubisky - CBS Chicago - Trubisky has a strong, accurate arm and smarts, but it's crucial the Bears let him develop.

Baffoe: Bears’ Draft Path Feels Every Bit As Dangerous As It Is - CBS Chicago - The Bears' drafting of Mitchell Trubisky feels like it was decided on while drunk on spring break when you assumed you would live forever.

Potash: Day 2 Bears likely to focus on defense with No. 36 overall pick - Chicago Sun-Times - With a chance to get a potential difference-making defender with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft, the Bears instead went for a quarterback.

Jahns: Looming suitors for Mitch Trubisky sparked right action by Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears loved Mitch Trubisky and did what they had to do to get him.

Cox: 4 reasons why Mitch Trubisky was the right pick for the Bears - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears needed to secure their franchise quarterback of the future, and they did so by trading up for Mitch Trubisky.

Perez: Bears didn’t give up as much as you may think for Mitchell Trubisky - Bears Wire - A look at recent Bears draft history suggests the third and fourth-round picks were not a big investment to trade for QB Mitchell Trubisky

Kwiecinski: Bears GM Ryan Pace says there will be no QB competition in 2017 - Bears Wire - After shocking most of the NFL world by trading up from No. 3 overall to select Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall, Bears general manager Ryan Pace made one thing clear about the Bears' quarterback competition. There is none. https://twitter.

Fishbain: Pace couldn't miss his chance to try to land the Bears a franchise QB |-Pro Football Weekly - Bears pay big price to take Trubisky with No. 2 pick

Mayer: Bears make bold trade to land Trubisky - - The Bears stunned the NFL Thursday night by trading up one spot in the first round of the draft to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick.

Rosenthal: Winners and losers after Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft - - Could Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft have gone any better for 49ers GM John Lynch? Could Bears coach John Fox's job have gotten any harder? Gregg Rosenthal has winners and losers.

Goodbread: Biggest surprises of Round 1 - - In a draft class not thought to be especially strong at the quarterback position, three of them were taken Thursday among the draft's first 12 selections, all in trade-ups.

Reuter: Day 1 quick-snap grades for all 32 teams - - Did the Bears hit or miss on their bold move to land quarterback Mitchell Trubisky? See grades for every team's picks from Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Brandt: 2017 NFL Draft: 10 biggest remaining gems after Day 1 - - There are plenty of really good players left after Day 1 of the draft. Here are 10 Gil Brandt has graded the highest, and ones teams will be aiming for at the top of Round 2.

Patrick Mahomes, Mitchell Trubisky among most interesting picks of Round 1 -
- Which first-round pick seized your attention? David Carr says Patrick Mahomes going to Kansas City, while Kurt Warner is puzzled by the Bears' decision to grab Mitchell Trubisky. Let's debate!

Orr: Mitchell Trubisky 'couldn't believe' Bears drafted him - - Consider new Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky among those surprised he was selected No. 2 overall by Chicago on Thursday night. "I couldn't believe it," Trubisky says.

Thompson: 5 things about Trubisky, from being OCD to his tweet style - Chicago Tribune - Fast facts on Mitch Trubisky's nickname, endorsements, fan reaction and more.


The Watchdogs: Bears paid injured players $12.5M; see who got what - Chicago Sun-Times - Over past 20 years, the Bears have spent nearly $12.5 million to settle worker comp claims filed by 141 players. And now they’re pushing to pay less.

Florio: Final cost of Brock Osweiler mistake: two first-round picks, second-round pick, $21 million | ProFootballTalk - The Houston Texans made a huge mistake last year by signing quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract. The final cost of that blunder can now be calculated.

Jahns: Bluffed or not, Ryan Pace couldn’t afford to lose Mitch Trubisky – Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ decision to trade up to the second overall pick in the NFL draft to select quarterback Mitch Trubisky is so many things. It’s bold and a bit crazy. It’s risky, but also premeditated. It’s expensive, but possibly worth it.


Burke: Packers Draft Rumors - Is Green Bay eyeing QB DeShone Kizer at 33? - Acme Packing Company - There is no smoking on these premises, Mr. Thompson.

Reisman: 3 reasons why I love the Jarrad Davis pick and 1 reason why I don’t - Pride Of Detroit - There’s a lot of reasons to like Detroit’s pick of Jarrad Davis. There’s also at least one reason to dislike it.


Zeglinski: Best available players after first round - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have an early pick on day two, but could be looking to trade down for the quality options left.

Wiltfong: Where will Mitchell Trubisky fit on the Chicago Bears depth chart? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears paid a big price to move up and get their guy, so where will Mitchell Trubisky fit on the 2017 depth chart?

WIltfong: Chicago Bears 2017 NFL Draft: Mitchell Trubisky Conference Call Transcript - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears shocked the football world when they moved up and picked Mitchell Trubisky at number two overall, so let’s see what Trubisky had to say on his initial conference call.

Householder: Ryan Pace Press Conference Transcript - Windy City Gridiron - Ryan Pace spoke with the media and we have the transcript

Sunderbruch: The Trubisky Trade - Nobody Got Ripped Off - Windy City Gridiron - Should the Bears have traded up? Who knows. Did they overpay? Not by actual market prices.


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