When the Chicago Bears went down to North Carolina to visit with their eventual top draft pick, Mitchell Trubisky, general manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox, saw Trubisky roll up in his Grandma’s 1997 Toyota Camry. Not necessarily a beater or a hooptie, but still not the kimd of car you’d expect to see a soon to be millionaire NFL quarterback driving around.
At the post draft phone call, Ryan Pace joked with Trubisky about his humble ride, even asking him to promise that he’d drive it to Halas Hall for rookie minicamp. “I don’t care if you have to change the engine, but you’ve got to keep the shell,” Pace had said to Trubisky via CBS Chicago’s Chris Emma.
Yesterday, Trubisky kept his promise, driving the 20 year old car, with over 170,000 miles on it, from North Carolina to Lake Forest. Minicamp practices kick off today, and will run through Sunday.