When the first round of the NFL Draft kicked off on Thursday, most people watching at home probably figured that if any team was going to pull off a trade that made no sense at all, it would be the Cleveland Browns. Shockingly, that didn't happen. Instead, it was Bears fans who were left scratching their head after the first round, and that's because their team ended up on the baffling side of one of the most lopsided trades in recent draft history. The Bears went into the draft with the third overall pick, but decided they wanted to move up to the second spot so they could take North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. That's not a horrible idea as long as you don't get fleeced in the trade, but the Bears got fleeced. To move up just one spot, the Bears gave the 49ers the No. 3 overall pick, a third-round pick (67th overall) and a fourth-round pick (111th overall) in the 2017 draft plus a third-round pick in the 2018 draft. If you're scoring at home, that's four picks to San Francisco and in return, the Bears got to move up all of one spot in the draft. Half the reason that it was a baffling move is because the Bears just gave a huge contract to Mike Glennon. Back in March, Glennon signed a three-year, $45 million contract that included $18.5 million in guaranteed money.
Bitter Bears fans howl after trading with 49ers to bring in Mitch Trubisky
CBS Sports | Apr 28