Chicago Bears fans won’t be too pleased when they find out that newly anointed franchise savior Mitchell Trubisky is actually a Packers fan.
The Chicago Bears made the biggest splash in the 2017 NFL Draft, but not in a good way. They traded into the second overall pick, which is good. But they gave up their third overall pick, and two picks in 2018.
If you’re giving up that king’s ransom just to move up one spot, it had better be for somebody totally worth it. Instead, they drafted Mitchell Trubisky, who our own Matt Verderame said has the “ceiling of Andy Dalton”.
Bears fans are already reeling as things stand. But they’re going to feel even worse when they find out that their franchise quarterback once cheered for their hated rivals, the Green Bay Packers:
People will make way more of this tweet than they should. It’s a well publicized fact that Trubisky is a Cleveland Browns fan. That’s why so many people thought the Browns would outdo themselves by selecting Trubisky first overall.
He only tweeted this because he cheered for the Packers once, in a playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys (the timestamp on that tweet is identical to the now infamous “Dez caught it” game). However, that doesn’t make this any less forgivable in the eyes of hardcore Bears fans.
Perhaps they felt that Trubisky could learn a thing or two by playing behind Mike Glennon. Or maybe they thought he could seriously challenge Glennon for a starting spot in training camp. This trade, and subsequent draft selection, is absolutely baffling for the Bears. And hopefully this glorious tweet from the archives can serve as a living reminder of how badly Ryan Pace messed up.