Check out what Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson and Solomon Thomas had to say shortly after being selected in the 2017 NFL draft.
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PHILADELPHIA – The first six quarterbacks came off the board in the first two days of the draft. Who has the best shot of playing right away? Who is likely to ride the bench for seasoning? We break down how each rookie passer taken in the first three rounds fits in with his new team.
Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears
It’s rare for a team to give up so much capital, draft a player, and then put him in a position where he sits on the bench to develop. But that’s what the Bears did when they moved up one spot to pluck Trubisky. General manager Ryan Pace told Trubisky minutes after Chicago selected him that Mike Glennon, whom the Bears signed as a free agent last month, would be the starter.
Trubisky is the most accurate passer in the class, has plus arm strength, and can operate in the pocket – traits that are a seamless fit in offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains’ system full of West Coast passing concepts.
But he only started 13 games while at North Carolina,…