2017 NFL Draft: Bears pull off stunning trade with 49ers to take QB Mitch Trubisky

Most people watching the NFL Draft expected the first crazy move to come from the Cleveland Browns, but the Chicago Bears beat them to it on Thursday. 

After the Browns selected Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick, the Bears decided they wanted to move up a slot to No. 2, and pulled off a stunning trade with the 49ers.   

Instead of picking at No. 3, the Bears traded four picks to the 49ers so they could move up one spot and take North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick. 

To move up to the second spot, the Bears had to give the 49ers the No. 3 overall pick, a third-round pick (67th overall) and a fourth-round pick (111th overall) in the 2017 draft plus a third-round pick in the 2018 draft.  

San Francisco took Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas with the No. 3 pick. After the trade was first announced, the general consensus was that the Bears would take a defensive player, but instead, they went for Trubisky, which was a surprising move considering the team had just signed Mike Glennon less than two months ago. 

The Bears also signed Mark Sanchez during the free agency period, meaning Trubisky is the third quarterback to be added to the team's roster over the past six weeks. Glennon and Trubisky will likely duke it out to see who replaces Jay Cutler. 

Cutler was released by the Bears in February. 

For the Bears, it marks the first time they've taken a quarterback in the first-round since 2003 when they selected Rex Grossman with the 22nd overall pick. 

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