Dane Brugler of CBS Sports reports that many sources around the league expect the Bears to draft the first quarterback at No. 3 overall with UNC’s Mitch Trubisky and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson being the likely candidates.
The Bears did, however, spend $45 million over the course of three seasons on Mike Glennon to be their starter. Even so, Brugler says that many around the NFL aren’t convinced that this move eliminates the possibility of them drafting a quarterback in round one.
While Glennon’s deal appears to be a serious commitment, he received $18.5 million of this guaranteed and it’s possible that it could end up being just a one-year commitment depending on how things go in 2017.
Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com also mentions that he’s heard rumors about the Bears potentially taking Trubisky at No. 3 overall and believes the talk is serious.
Chicago clearly needs to get their quarterback situation figured out but using the No. 3 overall pick after signing the top free agent quarterback would be a very aggressive move from the Bears’ front office.
There have been reports that the Browns are still considering Trubisky with their No. 1 overall pick. However, many seem to think this is smoke and the Browns will end up taking Myles Garrett to open the draft.
For what it’s worth, Brugler has the Bears taking UNC’s Mitch Trubisky in his latest mock draft.
We’ll have more regarding the Bears and who they could take at No. 3 overall as the news is available.