(SP) – According to multiple sources, the Chicago Bears are looking to move up from the 4th pick in the 2nd Round to one of the first three spots in the round in order to draft Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer — and the team is willing to part with Mitchell Trubisky to do so.
“The Bears have always really liked Kizer and didn’t expect he’d still be out there in the 2nd Round,” said a source. “But now that he is, they don’t want someone to swoop in and take him and they feel they have a piece to move up by offering Trubisky.”
Chicago jumped from No. 3 overall to No. 2 on the first day of the draft to take Trubisky, giving up picks 3, 67 and 111 , in addition to their 3rd Rounder next year, to do so. But there is now some concern about team officials that they overpaid.
“They panicked a bit yesterday and went all-in on Trubisky, but admit they aren’t sure he’s worth the No. 2 overall pick, let alone what they gave up to get him,” said a source. “The thinking is that it might be better to just cut their losses with Trubisky and go all-in on Kizer. However, with the Packers, Seahawks and Jaguars sitting ahead of the Bears, Green Bay and Seattle are unlikely to want Trubisky in a deal — meaning the Bears will have to significantly sweeten the pot to move up to get Kizer.
“I think we’re looking at something like Trubisky, their 1st Rounder next year and running back Jordan Howard,” said a different team official who has been contacted by the Bears. “They’re ready to pull the trigger.”