North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky announced Monday morning that he will forgo his senior year and enter the 2017 NFL draft.
This doesn’t come as a big surprise, considering that Trubisky has been mentioned as possibly being the best quarterback prospect in this year’s draft class.
There are a number of teams in the top-10 who could use a quarterback such as the 49ers, Browns, Bears and Jets.
For what it’s worth, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News previously reported that the word in NFL circles is that the Jets are “extremely intrigued” by Trubisky.
“They got their eyes set on the North Carolina quarterback,” one rival scout tells Mehta. “The Jets are all over this kid. All over him. They’ll probably deny it if you ask, but they love that kid. That’s their guy. They’re not going to get him though, because I think that kid is going to get over-drafted.”
During his three-year college career, Trubisky has thrown for 4,762 yards while completing 67.5 percent of his passes to go along with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions over the course of 31 games. He’s also contributed another 439 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.