Chicago Bears: The top 5 worst trades in franchise history

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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The Chicago Bears trade up to select Mitchell Trubisky no. 2 overall

Obviously, this will be one of the most talked about trades for as long as the Chicago Bears franchise lives. Back in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bears moved up just one spot to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky out of North Carolina.

It wasn’t just the fact that the Bears gave up two third-round picks and a fourth rounder to move up one spot. It is everything that came after the trade which makes it look that much worse in hindsight.

Obviously, the Bears will be forever ripped on because they took Trubisky over both Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, each of whom have gone on to have enormous success in their first four seasons.

The term “fleeced” will long be used to describe what John Lynch did to Ryan Pace back in the 2017 draft, as well. Bears fans will not be able to live without continuing to hear that word haunt their memories.

As we know, Trubisky played four seasons in Chicago and never quite panned out. Add him to the long line of failed Chicago quarterbacks.