It didn’t take long for the NFL Draft to offer up a bit of intrigue last night, as the Chicago Bears paid a hefty sum to move from #3 to #2 in order to take North Carolina quarterback Mitch(ell?) Trubisky.
Bears fans haven’t been thrilled about it, and indeed took to Twitter to express some fairly strong condemnations:
I do not like this for the Bears.
— Jay Rigdon (@jayrigdon5) April 28, 2017
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell offered an incredibly thorough list of pros and cons to the move, as well:
When Bears general manager Ryan Pace was hired, he contrasted himself from previous general manager Phil Emery by suggesting he wasn’t a Moneyball-style GM. In taking a quarterback about whom there is less information to go off of than any other similarly valued passer in recent memory, Pace has proven his point. It’s too early to say the Bears were right or wrong, but it’s already time to wonder when we’ll get to see Trubisky answer the question for them.
Big franchise, plenty of debate, early draft night trade for a quarterback…all things you’d expect the NFL to heavily promote. Which brings us to this graphic from NFL.com:
Uhhh…hey https://t.co/U4SIF3j4pL…I think the Bears might have something to say about this graphic on YOUR HOME PAGE pic.twitter.com/hF3SxZUpBu
— Paul Sheehy (@ProStarSports) April 28, 2017
The Browns, of course, did not take Mitch(ell?) Trubisky, the Bears did, we spent the whole opening of this post discussing that. But there he is, photoshopped in front of the Browns logo, presumably as part of a “Early run on QBs!” graphic/post of some kind.
In fairness to whichever designer was cranking these out last night, it’s probably easier than it should be to confuse the Bears and the Browns. Their team initials are the same. Both use orange as a color scheme. They both picked early last night. And both franchises are fairly awash with incompetence, especially from the quarterback position. The only real difference is the ’85 Bears won that one Super Bowl, which was more than thirty years ago now.
It’s been easy to confuse the two teams on the field for a while now. It’s hard to blame someone for confusing them off of it as well.