3 draft mistakes to blame for Bears struggles in 2023

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The Chicago Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. They beat the one team (Carolina Panthers) that might be worse than them by 3 points on Thursday which shows how bad they truly are.

Luckily, the Bears have their own first-round pick in addition to that of the Panthers who gave it to the Bears ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. Both of those selections will likely land in the top five of the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Bears could really push their franchise forward by hitting on both of those selections. The problem is that the team hasn’t hit on many of these picks in recent years which is why they are terrible again.

Speaking of being terrible, you can blame a lot of these failed selections for their struggles in 2023. These are the three draft picks made over the years that are directly responsible for their lack of success right now:

1. Mitchell Trubisky

The Chicago Bears ruined everything by taking Mitchell Trubisky in 2017.

Yes, it was a handful of years ago now but the pain of taking Mitchell Trubisky is still lingering with the Chicago Bears. They passed on Patrick Mahomes in order to take Trubisky and that was a mistake that will be remembered forever.

Mahomes is one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL already and he still has a ton of years ahead of him. The Kansas City Chiefs are the team lucky enough to have him in the mix. Since making this draft selection, they have been to three Super Bowls and won two of them.

He has a couple of MVP awards and multiple extra appearances in the AFC title game. It has been an incredible run for him.

Meanwhile, the Bears have since let Trubisky go and he is a backup with another team. You might say their careers would be different if they were drafted to different places which is possible but Mahomes is truly spectacular. It is hard to see him ever playing as poorly as Trubisky did no matter what the situation is.