If the NFL Draft were held this weekend, the Bears would pick sixth overall. The best receiver might be there for the taking. Or the best cornerback. Or the best offensive tackle. Heck, maybe even the best pass rusher. That said, the Bears are hoping — if not planning — for rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky to ruin their draft position. It’s something they would welcome because his development takes precedence over everything, including their next first-round pick. ‘‘As we start to protect [Trubisky] and play well around him, you just see the glimpses of what he’s going to be,’’ offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said Wednesday. At this point in his development, the Bears want Trubisky to embrace what Loggains called ‘‘small victories.’’ That includes putting the Bears in position to tie the score in the final seconds Sunday against the Lions, especially after he threw interceptions in similar situations in losses to the Vikings and Saints.
If Mitch Trubisky ruins the Bears’ draft position, that’s a good thing
Chicago Sun-Times | Nov 23