Ranking the Bears' 10 Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade

Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) looks to pass
Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) looks to pass / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Mitchell Trubisky , QB- 2017

1st Round, 2nd Overall

White's only contender for being the Bears' worst pick over the past decade is quarterback Mitchell Trubisky out of North Carolina. Trubisky entered the draft with only one full year of college starting experience in his junior season. As a Junior, Trubisky completed 68% of his passes, had 3,748 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and six interceptions. That standout season, along with Trubisky's raw ability, is why the Bears selected him as No.2 over National Champion quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Trubisky's tenure as a Bear didn't start out well, as he only completed 59.4% of his passes, had 2,193 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions. His lackluster stats as a rookie showed that he was having a hard time adjusting and reading NFL defenses, which is not what is expected from a quarterback drafted as high as Trubisky .

From a statistical standpoint, 2018 was Trubisky's best year as a Bear. He completed 66.6% of his passes for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. While Trubisky's stats improved, his struggles with reading defenses and making questionable decisions did not. In fact, these issues continued throughout his next two seasons with the Bears.

Trubisky's lack of development over four seasons is why the Bears decided to move on to Justin Fields. Since leaving Chicago, Trubisky has been a backup for the Bills and Steelers and most likely will never be a full-time starter again. The Bears' gamble on Trubisky may have been the biggest mistake at quarterback in franchise history.

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