Bears move up, select QB Trubisky at No. 2

The short list: Decision at third overall is as simple as 1-2-3

Do you think the Chicago Bears should trade the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft?

Trubisky, who had just 13 starts in college, is the highest drafted quarterback by the Bears in the common draft era and first quarterback taken by the Bears since Rex Grossman in 2003. Veteran Mike Glennon, who the Bears signed in free agency, is scheduled to earn $16 million guaranteed in 2017.

In addition to receiving to the No. 3 overall pick, the 49ers also received Chicago's third and fourth round picks in the 2017 draft and a third round selection in 2018.

The 6-foot-2, 222-pound Trubisky had a breakout season for the Tar Heels a year ago.

Bears general manager Ryan Pace announced earlier in the offseason that Glennon is the team's unquestioned starter, but Glennon's long-term future in Chicago now looks bleak. After throwing for 3,748 yards (8.4 YPA), 30 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2016, Trubisky will evidently sit for a while before the Bears hand him the keys to their starting role. Years of shoddy drafting combined with a long list of injuries exposed a glaring lack of depth.

"I didn't want to sit on our hands and have some team jump us or have it not work out", Pace told reporters. Pace clarified just how much time they spent with their new first-rounder. With his arm strength and quickness, they are counting on him to develop into the star quarterback the franchise has traditionally lacked. The Bears have plenty of needs to fill and if they feel it's wise to get more picks, then trading out could be the move. But he suffered two concussions late in the season.

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