Stephen A. laughs at the Bears for passing up Pat Mahomes to draft Mitchell Trubisky | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith revisits Chicago’s decision to pass on Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson during the 2017 NFL draft to trade up for QB Mitchell Trubisky following Chicago’s demoralizing 36-25 loss to Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints.
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Oct 21, 2019




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spartanmikek 8 days ago
The Mahomes argument is stupid. Not one single analyst ever mentioned anything about drafting Mahomes in the top 5 picks. If we use the standard being used here you can go almost to every draft in every major sport and point out big mistakes. The conversion that is worth having is the one about the bears taking Watson over Trubinsky.
Jamie Tony
Jamie Tony 14 days ago
SPorts is rigged
Vincent Diiorio
Vincent Diiorio 18 days ago
Trubisky was projected to be first qb drafted, Mahomes was projected nowhere near top 10. All these clowns wanna roast the Bears for not choosing a qb that was projected in 20-30th pick.
joesakic91 26 days ago
The Bears declining Mitchell Trubisky's 2021 option brought me here.
Alex Amerling
Alex Amerling 2 months ago
What are the winning lottery numbers Stephen a? Since you knew Mahomes was going to be this good, you must be a fortune teller. Passing on Mahomes was hindsight. Passing on Watson however was unforgivable.
C JJ 3 months ago
These people just lie they say one thing wait till people forget and pretend they were right all along
RM J 4 months ago
Trubisky represents unspoken white affirmative action. Bears ownership got what they demanded and deserved.
Rodger Harris
Rodger Harris 4 months ago
Mahomes is playing in division playoff passing for 324 yards 3 tds. I am so happy the Bears didn't pick him over TruBiscuit. Ryan Pace should be fired immediately and TruBiscuit released.
Rodger Harris
Rodger Harris 4 months ago
TruBiscuit cut your losses and move on. The Bears organization is terrible!
Un Redacted
Un Redacted 4 months ago
3 GM'S walk into a bar and one of them leaves with Trubisky. A love story like no other.
LaRon Hart
LaRon Hart 5 months ago
Btw they passed up cmc to who was a monster at Stanford
James Harden
James Harden 5 months ago
No one knew Mahomes would be as good as he is. Trubisky was the Bears’ best option. They couldn’t predict the future
George L
George L 4 months ago
@James Harden If Watson was White, the Bears would've drafted him. Don't be naive. He beat Ohio State 31-0, and then beat Alabama for a National Championship. Proven he can succeed under very high pressure. Alabama's defense that year was better than some NFL teams. What did your boy Trubisky accomplish? Lol
James Harden
James Harden 4 months ago
George L
George L 5 months ago
Nosy Rosie
Nosy Rosie 6 months ago
If the goals isn’t to get touchdowns , what is the Offense coach and quarterback mental health mindset? ❤️🇺🇸
Charles Gorman
Charles Gorman 6 months ago
As far as I am concerned, Mitchell Trubisky is an upgrade from Jay Cutler.
Kdog 81
Kdog 81 3 months ago
That's not saying much.
ANILORAC Two6ix 6 months ago
Stephen A. Smith be screaming at folks!!😅
below zero
below zero 6 months ago
You still have questions about Lamar Jackson? Answer: The ravens could beat the superbowl seahawks.
UP 421
UP 421 6 months ago
I'm a Bears fan. I am truly waiting for this season to end. As long as Mitch has the stix we will be inconsistent
Tublis Vaj
Tublis Vaj 6 months ago
As a packers fans we laugh louder hahahahaha hahaha
EyeCyou 6 months ago
No "QB" could Play any Better behind this "O" PERIOD..!
Sick Rick
Sick Rick 6 months ago
Max loves pandering the race card
Angel C
Angel C 6 months ago
Its always easy to say this stuff after one of the players becomes a superstar. If we knew how things played out Tom Brady would of gone number one not in the 6th round Drew Brees wouldn't of been the last pick in the second round Russel Willson wouldn't of gone in the 3. We draft on projection.
Chris Mog
Chris Mog 6 months ago
They didn't want a black QB! They passed over Deshaun Watson, pat mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Trubisky was a nobody in college compared to these other accomplished qbs. But al that didn't matter to mel kipper and his white supremacist friends. Smh.
RM J 4 months ago
Yep and they got what they deserved. Screwed.
El Lobo
El Lobo 6 months ago
Houston and KC owe Chicago a thank you lol
Rico Bano
Rico Bano 6 months ago
220 dislikes by hard headed Bears fans. This is 100% why I quit being a Bears fan long ago. Fans are loyal to a fault.
nick villanueva
nick villanueva 6 months ago
Run some bootlegs roll him out he's good design some good plays that fit the Lad
Dixie Normis
Dixie Normis 6 months ago
No one is asking this question “Would Mahomes be that good without Andy Reid?” No doubt he’d be a good QB but he’s not putting up 50 TDs and 5000 yards on any other team than the Chiefs. That offense was a force led by a great/proven HC in Reid. Same thing with Jimmy G. Without Belichick and Brady, he wouldn’t be as good on the 49ers as he is now.
RM J 4 months ago
Jimmy G ain't good. He's being carried by a strong defense and run attack. 49er's are about to be shredded and exposed in the Super Bowl.
William Portalatin
William Portalatin 6 months ago
Hindsight is 20/20. Everyone raised eyebrows when the Chiefs traded up to take Mahomes. Heck, in hindsight I would have loved fo my Jets to have taken Mahomes over Jamal Adams that year. Though I don’t for one chance think Mahomes becomes the player hi is now if he’d been drafted by my Jets or the Bears. However, taking Trubisky over Watson was a mistake. Trubisky was the one top quarterback in that draft class about which I had the most questions due to his only having started one season in college a la Mark Sanchez. I always like to see at least a two season sample size out of QB prospects coming out of college.
SlickChick 6 months ago
Mahomes wouldn't be the same qb in Chicago.
Vipul Mahaju
Vipul Mahaju 6 months ago
I thank the football gods that Mahomes and Watson are not in NFC, specially with da Bears because that would be just crazy.
Dreaded 7 months ago
SAS is simply using hindsight. like all of his analysis's would be laughed at if he actually made them in the moment.
George L
George L 5 months ago
@Dreaded What do you mean we know that now? Watson beat Alabama, which basically had an NFL defense, with their talent. In a very high pressure game. Watson's resume was much better than Trubisky's, who was ill-qualified for the job.
Dreaded 6 months ago
@George L yeah we know that now? at the time Trubisky was considered to be a very good prospect granted maybe not 2nd overall but go look up the draft grades
George L
George L 6 months ago
Not hindsight. They should've picked Watson.
C. Diddy
C. Diddy 7 months ago
Let's all remember not to blame trubisky for being drafted ahead of 2 future HOFers. Blame the entire bears front office.
MajorPaign 7 months ago
Jesus Christ this all they ever bring up anymore when they discuss Bears especially when they lose. We. Get. It. It was two years ago geesh
MajorPaign 5 months ago
Everything that can be said about this topic has been drug into the ground already. Add something new or for the love of God get over it!
MajorPaign 5 months ago
Yes I get it!!!!!! You apparently don’t. Pace. Liked. Trubisky. We as bears fans didn’t like it when he picked him yet here we are. I don’t understand why we keep talking about this. It’s old. We have Trubisky. Once again, there was an article when this draft was about to take place that said Pace really liked Trubisky as a person. It was a gamble, and he busted. That’s it. Unless you are a bears fan you you are not going to suffer over it. We are now years behind. We get it!!!!!!!!!
MajorPaign 5 months ago
George L what is so confusing? Nobody knew Mahomes was going to go off. Hindsight 20/20. Pace didn’t fall for Trubisky the player, he fell in love with the kid for his personality. That’s it. Pace made a mistake. GMs make them all the time. Story over.
George L
George L 5 months ago
It's because nobody understands it. Kinda like picking the below average girl, instead of the supermodel. Or the person who went to Community College, instead of the Harvard guy.
Coach Roach
Coach Roach 7 months ago
Stephen A. Smith couldn't come up with the phrase "intestinal fortitude". What universe am I in?
Darnell Ingram
Darnell Ingram 7 months ago
Hindsight is awesome
George L
George L 5 months ago
Not hindsight. Watson was more qualified for the job.
kelvinberriankb 7 months ago
Mitch Trubisky became the #2 overall pick in 2017 because of his game against Florida State.
George L
George L 6 months ago
You know what's even more impressive? Watson defeating Alabama. Their defense talent level, was practically NFL. It was also a very high pressure game.
Tater Tot
Tater Tot 7 months ago
I've been saying Teddy B is a starter in this league & I fully believe had he gone to Miami their whole team would be totally different right now
Dont Needtoknow
Dont Needtoknow 7 months ago
Bears passed on Mahomes and Watson despite both them having more experience in college and better NFL combine stats because Mitchell Tribusky reminded Virgina McCaskey reminded of her nephew. Typical Chicago Bears office mentality.
George L
George L 6 months ago
Cause Trubisky is White
Theo Schommer
Theo Schommer 7 months ago
Don’t forget the clearly better Deshaun Watson
Michael szewczyk
Michael szewczyk 7 months ago
I'm a Bears and Chiefs fan, so I knew on that Thursday night in 2017, I was witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence of the Chiefs and Bears being aggressive in drafting a QB. The issue I had immediately, as the announcement of moving from #3 to #2 became known, was the Bears were so easily goaded into thinking the 49ers were taking ANY QB at the start of a new regime with long-term contracts and many holes to fill before you bring in a "franchise" QB.
Jay Sandoval
Jay Sandoval 7 months ago
People always talk about how Pace missed on Watson and Mahomes , but they also forget Pace signed Mike Glennon and gave him a guarantee $16million !! Why !? Why!? On Earth do you sign a free agent and then turn around a draft high for a QB ? .. made No f*** sense to me , they should have just convinced Cutler to stay one more Year at $9million in the meantime you get another QB
Ball Smack
Ball Smack 7 months ago
Maybe you guys should just just cut out all the nonsense rehtoric, and just tell it like it is. The Bears don't want a Black Quarterback! Plain and Simple......
Savior 1332
Savior 1332 7 months ago
The thing they don't talk about is its not always who you draft but where you're being drafted too plays a big part. If the Bears did draft Mahomes could he be as good as he is with the Bears coaches, complimentary o line and receivers and rb? Offensive scheme? Even defense? Andy Reid or Nagy? Would Tom Brady still be Tom Brady if he had been drafted to the Bears instead of the Patriots?
Michael Gibbs
Michael Gibbs 7 months ago
What a jackass, he acts like he had any idea this would be the scenario
Mr. Wright
Mr. Wright 7 months ago
You can’t cry over spilt milk! Mahomes and Watson will never be Bears! Last year Trubisky was an All-Pro! Utilize what he’s good at, roll out passes and using his legs! The Vikings didn’t get rid of their QB and he’s playing better! Stafford had a few bad years and he is one of the highest paid QBs! Give Mitch the benefit of the doubt! He’s still one of the best QBs the Bears have half for a long time! No, he’s not a Mahomes or Watson but how many QBs are playing at their high level, maybe Brady, Wilson and Rodgers!
king troy
king troy 7 months ago
As far as ive been a bears fan weve never had a decent quarterback ever i dont get it
Art Soto
Art Soto 7 months ago
Its trubisky Stephen, not Trubitsky how you pronounce it
Musa Fawundu
Musa Fawundu 7 months ago
Jim McMahon was not great. He was a little better than Trent Dilfer though.
Moe Moe
Moe Moe 7 months ago
codchampion1100 7 months ago
This man just loves touchching stephen A's arm
codchampion1100 7 months ago
Starts at 4:17
Hotwheel66 7 months ago
If not for Trubisky they would have nothing to bash. It gets old fast.
Spinning Back Side Kick
Trubisky is the new Jay Cutler who was the new Rex Grossman who was the new Cade McNown... One thing the Bears organization CAN'T do is evaluate quarterbacks.
Vince Cimbalo
Vince Cimbalo 7 months ago
bears just suck. period.
The Latest And The Greatest
And Deshaun Watson lolol
Jammell Brown
Jammell Brown 7 months ago
Chicago one of them good ol boy teams like dallas and 49ers they only want white qb just that simple
Facts, No Bias
Facts, No Bias 7 months ago
Huh? Dallas doesn't have a white qb, though?
Kaleb Anderson
Kaleb Anderson 7 months ago
Max the liberal here to let us know the bears destroyed their franchise because they just wanted the white guy
William Evan LaPoe
William Evan LaPoe 7 months ago
The word Stephen A. is looking for is GUMPTION. Trubisky runs extremely fast but he’s running for his life because he can’t read a defense to save his life. What’s not being covered with his scrambling also, is he’s not built to run, he’s going to get hurt. There’s a difference between Aaron Rodgers who’ll scramble a couple times a game and slides every time, and how Trubisky throws himself into a linebacker to get extra yards. Mitch is not the same level of athlete as Luck, RG3, or Newton; and look what’s happened to those world class incredible athletes that scrambled in the NFL. Physically your body can only be in take so many car accidents level hits before you’re seriously injured or burnt out from pain. I said day one of the 2017 draft, we missed on not trying to trade back and take Watson, or we should’ve settled on McCaffrey. Ryan Pace does not get enough credit for this now dumpster fire.
Complete Controll
Complete Controll 7 months ago
Watson was the bigger miss. Mahomes was considered a late 1st rounder, early 2nd round gamble, had the Favre type arm. Mahomes is where he is because Reid wanted him specifically. Them having the evidence of 2 Deshaun games against Alabama, in a game loaded with NFL stars, and passing on him was psychotic. That franchise will forever watch Watson’s career and say what if. Mahomes could be that argument for every team. Only 4 or so teams had him as a high pick. Everyone missed on Mahomes, they let themselves use metrics over the evidence of tape on Watson, and they screwed themselves and their fans.
Dominique Ballou
Dominique Ballou 7 months ago
Dillon Abell
Dillon Abell 7 months ago
The only one allowed to make this video is skip Bayless. Literally the only guy that defended Patrick mahomes, and say trubisky was a bad pick, the day after they got drafted. Not 1-2 years later
RyanRolltide123 7 months ago
Stephen A would laugh at every other nfl team for passing on brady
Clippa Marshall
Clippa Marshall 7 months ago
BEARS Dont Want No Real Niggas Who Black Throwin DeyBall
DaRealNathan 03
DaRealNathan 03 7 months ago
P4T21CK K1NG 7 months ago
Hindsight is always 20/20. This shouldn't even be taking up time on television. Anyone saying they knew mahomes would be mvp is a fucking liar.
Mr.Ridley 7 months ago
Okay? And what about Watson?
Mr Mayhem69
Mr Mayhem69 7 months ago
Stephen A Smith is an idiot
TheSAJ419 7 months ago
Mel Kiper / Todd McShay / and the PFF all had Trubisky rated higher than Mahomes or Watson..so ppl can stop acting like the Bears went out on a limb to draft him. Hindsight is always 20/20.
EzioAuditore 7 months ago
These exact same people had trubisky above mahomes during that draft, you just cant predict how well someone is going to play on the big stage
PackerManForLife 7 months ago
Im so grateful the bears have been shitty at picking QBs. Jay Cutler and then passing Mahomes for Trubisky
LTown8365 7 months ago
They should have just stuck with Chase Daniels. He seemed to be doing better than Mitchell.
Terry Lunsford
Terry Lunsford 7 months ago
Because everyone here thought Mahomes was gonna be the next big thing ...
Spencer VanStraten
Spencer VanStraten 7 months ago
Nagys offense is too gimmicky and has clearly been figured out. Gruden isnt as dumb as most people thought he was.
Alex oso
Alex oso 7 months ago
I dont listen to people with a receding hairline.
K Lashai
K Lashai 7 months ago
Teddy 2 gloves baby
Mike Swizzy
Mike Swizzy 7 months ago
Wonder how good everyone at the table was during their NFL QB careers?
Jeremy Bailey
Jeremy Bailey 7 months ago
Im laughing at them and im a bears fan.
Toni Toni
Toni Toni 7 months ago
lamar jackson is just something special, regardless of his passing ability, i would have him over mitch anyday
Toni Toni
Toni Toni 7 months ago
they should have drafted watson because mahomes was unknown, if we knew mahomes would be this good he would have went #1
Mbords 6
Mbords 6 7 months ago
Tell big lip weak stach hairline sad excuse for a black man to shut up and not disrespect the bears
Alejandro Sanchez
Alejandro Sanchez 7 months ago
The forgot to mention they went overseas on a Friday. Could’ve beat the Raiders
J Alvarez
J Alvarez 7 months ago
When Max goes High Pitch. It always a cringe moment 😂
VVVs 7 months ago
Facts Stephen A! The Bears defense isn’t about to kill themselves for Trubisky and I don’t blame them.
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