National Football League execs still laughing at Bears, who've descended into anarchy
- Author: Julie Sanders May 02, 2017,
May 02, 2017, 11:28
It's really bad between (Bears GM Ryan) Pace and Fox.
The 2017 NFL Draft is finally over. They didn't do that to fill a need, instead, they did that to make a pick because they were scared.
In 2015, Shaheen caught 70 passes for 803 yards, an average of 11.5 yards-per-reception and 73.0 per game, to go along with 10 touchdowns. He may have only been a one-year starter at North Carolina, but he was insanely accurate, threw the ball down the field, rarely threw picks and has the build of a franchise quarterback. You set a price on a player, whether it's a financial price or draft picks. "The Bears don't believe in him as much as he thought, as much as they conveyed to him during his blissful first seven weeks on the job", Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. While the deal is essentially just for one year, the Bears could've shored up their defense with that second pick.
The word "upside" is the key descriptor surrounding the Chicago Bears heading into the 2017 season. Though they might chant for it, Bears fans don't figure to see much of their rookies in 2017. "'But I think it's Trubisky'". Also, he gave up his seventh round pick of this year. And basically, when you look at it, it equated to giving up a little bit more than a third-round pick in our trade yesterday for Mitch.
Cook could come off the board early in round two as Green Bay and Seattle have the first two picks on day two.
Mere moments after he was drafted, fans started digging up old tweets from the quarterback, including a couple dating back to 2015 that say things like "Hell yeah, Go Packers" and "Oh my Aaron Rodgers".
Converted corner Eddie Jackson should compete with Adrian Amos and Quintin Demps at safety, and I like Tarik Cohen and Jordan Morgan as developmental guys with high ceilings. There are some fans willing to give him a chance before writing him off, including those who sat in adjacent seats to his.
Going 67 choices - from the 13th pick in the second round to the fifth pick of the fourth round - without making a selection.
This draft left just about everyone scratching their heads.
The fans have nothing against Trubisky personally; how could they at this point?
"I didn't want to sit on our hands and have some team jump us or (have) it not work out when we were this close, or within reach of a player we all valued", Pace added. It's still early, but it's hard to see how this will end well.