Bears trade up, take UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky with No. 2 pick in NFL draft
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Mitchell Trubisky didn’t see it coming either.
The Chicago Bears drafted their latest quarterback of the future in a stunner Thursday night, grabbing North Carolina’s Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick after trading up a spot with the San Francisco 49ers and surrendering three draft choices to do it.
“I think it shows that they believe in me,” he said. “And I believe in what Ryan Pace and Coach Fox are doing in Chicago, and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
There was some thought the Bears might wait a round or two before taking a quarterback after signing Mike Glennon last month to replace the departed Jay Cutler. Instead, they swapped picks with the 49ers and gave them a third- and fourth-round choice this year plus a third-rounder next year. It was a surprising move, particularly since San Francisco general manager John Lynch