Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mitch vs. Mitchell debate is finally settled. "You guys can call me whatever you want," Trubisky told us on a conference call.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Trubisky points out that while he only started 13 career games at North Carolina, he appeared in 30 games. Trubisky downplays the notion that his lack of starting experience will be a negative at the NFL level.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Trubisky on the Bears' bombshell move to grab him at No. 2: "I didn't see that coming at all....I haven't had a whole lot of contact with them." Trubisky did have a workout with Chicago around the time of his Pro Day, but not much else.


Trubisky's path to being second overall

Tim Keown reports on former North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's rise from obscurity to being the No. 2 selection in the NFL draft.

Trubisky ready to get to work with Bears (0:29)

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Mitchell Trubisky has elite accuracy, superb mobility, a photographic memory and great intangibles. Those are the types of traits worth trading up for.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Mitch Trubisky to Chicago should let him ease into the role. That could be good for Trubisky after starting only 13 games. Did the Bears "overdraft" him at No. 2? Sure, we could say that, but let's face it, no one knows how good Trubisky will be. The Bears are finally doing what should have been done in past years: investing in the QB position. They will never "hit" on a QB without adding QBs.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears' selection of Mitchell Trubisky with the second pick in the draft might explain why the Browns considered him so strongly at one. If the Browns knew the Bears were interested, they also knew they'd have to take him first to get him.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

It's worth noting Dolphins QB and former No. 8 overall pick Ryan Tannehill was questioned a lot coming out of the 2012 draft for having just 19 college starts. New Bears QB and No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky has only 13 college starts.

Bears trade up to draft Trubisky (0:33)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The 49ers' massive return on moving down one spot in the NFL draft suggests there was a huge bidding war for that pick. The only way the Bears give up that much is if multiple teams – probably including the Browns – were also bidding.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

The Bears gave up 2017 third- and fourth-round round picks this year and a third in 2018 to get draft QB Mitchell Trubisky. My guess is that GM Ryan Pace had intel that there was another team (likely Cleveland) making calls about moving up.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Trubisky has all the tools to develop as as a No.1 QB in the NFL. Good size, arm strength and the movement skills to get outside of the pocket in the pros. Interesting move by the Bears to trade up here, but they now land a QB to truly develop with Mike Glennon expected to head into the season as the starter.

ESPN Stats and Information  

There's no doubting Mitchell Trubisky's efficiency. He threw 30 touchdowns against six interceptions last season, and actually had a higher completion percentage against the blitz than overall.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

First stunner of the draft: Mitchell Trubisky to Chicago with the second overall pick. One league insider told me today: "He's a second-round pick at best that needs a lot of development."

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

The Bears gave up a lot to move up one spot, but I think it's a smart move to get QB Mitchell Trubisky, For any other position, I would've said this deal is crazy, but now the Bears can now let Trubisky develop properly (he has just 13 career starts) behind Mike Glennon, Chicago may have just landed its starting QB for the next decade.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears moved up to take QB Mitchell Trubisky out of North Carolina at No. 2. Complete stunner. Trubisky started only 13 games in college. To take him 2nd overall. Wow!

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears just spent three 2017 picks and a 2018 pick on Mitchell Trubisky. Stating the obvious, they are convinced he's a franchise quarterback.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Remember, Bears DC Vic Fangio coached at Stanford on the same staff with David Shaw. The Bears were high on Thomas throughout the entire pre-draft process. You can never have enough pass-rushers.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears have moved up to No. 2. Team has been very high on Solomon Thomas out of Stanford.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

And don't discount the Bears making two picks tonight if they can trade down from No. 3. Already armed with a high choice in Round 2 (36), the Bears could end up with enough currency to move back into the 1st round later on -- perhaps to even select a quarterback, which still remains an area of need, despite guaranteeing Mike Glennon $16 million in 2017.