Did Bears give up too much in trade?
Mon, 01 May 2017 21:34:31 GMT


Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.

There’s been a lot of debate about whether the Bears gave up too much to trade up for quarterback Mitch Trubisky. But I haven’t seen any reference to what the chart that assigns values to every pick in the draft indicates about the trade. Please enlighten us.

Ross K.
Wheaton, Illinois

According to a chart that I usually reference when discussing trades, the value is just about equal. The No. 2 pick the Bears acquired is worth 2,600 points, while the three picks they sent to the 49ers—Nos. 3 (2,200), 67 (255) and 111 (72)—equal a total of 2,527. The Bears also traded a third-round pick in next year’s draft. Generally
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