The Chicago Bears made a franchise-altering mistake in 2017 and Deshaun Watson confirmed that they didn’t do the proper due diligence.
The Chicago Bears and their moves in the 2017 NFL Draft are a popular topic of conversation these days. They traded up to select Mitchell Trubisky from North Carolina University. They left behind Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson who were selected later by the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans respectively. Those two teams made the playoffs and ended up meeting in said playoffs en route to Mahomes and the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl.
It was a franchise-altering mistake made by Chicago as Trubisky didn’t even have his fifth-year option picked up while Watson and Mahomes are both arguably top-five quarterbacks in the National Football League. Mahomes turned out to be the best of the three but Watson was the most coveted coming out of college according to a lot of scouts. He had just had an amazing season with the Clemson Tigers en route to a National Championship.