So, for the most part, folks are crapping on the Bears for moving up one spot from 3 to 2 in order to draft a franchise QB. The common consensus is that the Bears gave up a lot in order to move up one spot. But did they?
Now yes I do hate trading up in the draft and I hate the dumb draft chart. However, the draft chart is here and until more people act like Grumble Lord it will stick around. Well, the chart values the second overall pick at 2,600 and the third at 2,200. So right now the Bears needed to come up with 400 points of value to bridge that “gap” 67th Pick was 255 and pick 111 is valued at 72 which is 2,527 add in a 3rd round pick from next year which no matter where it falls gets heavily discounted for future picks. All in all, if you measure the trade by the value of the picks it was a good trade by the Bears.
Yet why do so many commentators and talking heads think the 9ers fleeced them? The Bears did not give up a 1st rounder nor a 2nd rounder to move up. The talking heads love the bullshit chart and the trade matches the chart. Yet, they are treating the Bears first round trade like they were the 2016 Eagles who traded their 13th and, DB Byron Maxwell, LB Kiko Alonso to get the 8th pick in order to trade the 8th, the 77tth, and the 100th, plus their first round in 2017 and the second round in 2018. So why all the hate? Could it be it went against the consensus? Talking heads thinking they are going defense and now they have to pretend to be SHOCKED SHOCKED that the Bears would trade within their gimmicky chart to pick what most said was the best QB in the draft? They couldn’t possibly ever be wrong it’s the BEARS WHO ARE WRONG NOT THEM. After all, they are always right.