(CBS) Bears general manager Ryan Pace had long been planning to take quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in the first round of the NFL Draft, going great lengths to conceal the secret. That apparently included keeping the plan from his coach.
Bears coach John Fox wasn’t aware of his team’s intentions to select Trubisky, according to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
The Bears moved up to the No. 2 overall pick, trading away the No. 3 overall pick in addition to a third- and fourth-round pick in this draft and a 2018 third-round pick.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
A one-year college starter at North Carolina, Trubisky won’t begin the 2017 season as the starter. He will instead develop while Mike Glennon leads the Bears.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning
By taking Trubisky, the Bears are looking toward their future in an important season for Fox. Speaking after the selection, Pace said that Fox was heavily involved in the decision. Fox, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone even joined Pace and director of player personnel Josh Lucas for dinner in Chapel Hill with Trubisky.