Class Warfare Blog

November 2, 2017

Probably of Interest Only to Chicago Sports Fans

Filed under: Sports — Steve Ruis @ 9:47 am
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Newsflash The 49ers just traded a second round draft pick in next year’s draft to get the New England Patriots back-up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. You know Jimmy Garoppolo, who last season posted a stellar 117.0 rating while completing 70 percent of his passes and throwing four touchdowns without a single interception. He led New England to an opening night win over Arizona on the road before pushing the team to a 24-3 halftime lead against Miami. He exited that game with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder.

The Chicago Bears last year cashed in their third overall (First Round!) pick and the Bears’ third- and fourth-round selections, Nos. 67 and 111, and a third-round pick next year (aka this year) in order to acquire rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has started four games for the Bears this year and has played like a rookie. How much value Mr. Trubisky will have is still quite debatable because he played just one year in college for a notable basketball school.

Mr. Garoppolo has been tutored by the Patriots and been able to observe and learn from Tom Brady, who is probably the best quarterback of a generation, if not of all time.

The Bears paid a first round pick, two thirds, and a fourth for Mr. Trubisky. The 49ers paid one second round pick for Mr. Garoppolo.

At what point does the quality of the Bear’s management come into question?


  1. The Pats have come a long way from the days of “Missin Sisson”.


    Comment by persedeplume — November 2, 2017 @ 9:51 am | Reply

    • True … and the Bears … not so much. They could have had a seasoned, high quality QB if they had offered the Pats half as much as they paid for Trubisky.

      On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 9:51 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:


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      Comment by Steve Ruis — November 2, 2017 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  2. Pats didn’t decide to move Jimmy G until the day of … intention was to keep him til the deadline to see how Brady did this year…which is now pretty clear…came down to Jimmy G wanting to play every day and the Pats giving him his wish … with the all along plan of getting the niners to release Hoyer, good backup, and very close friend of Brady…Pats just signed him to a 3 deal window. Pats will also likely draft a qb next year. I believe Cleveland offered a big package of pics for Jimmy G, and were turned down. So, me thinks this may not be a bad reflection of Chicago management…this time.


    Comment by Zach — November 2, 2017 @ 12:35 pm | Reply

    • 3 year deal, not window:)


      Comment by Zach — November 2, 2017 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

    • Did they offer a #3 pick … overall … and get turned down? The Bears could have because they did (plus four other effing picks!).

      On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — November 2, 2017 @ 12:52 pm | Reply

      • Pats weren’t interested in moving Jimmy G last year … hard to know if the Bears had made that kind of offer what would have happened.


        Comment by Zach — November 2, 2017 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

        • True, but … With the number three pick they could have had Deshaun Watson, or even Trubitsky as a backup and had those other picks, too.

          On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 12:56 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



          Comment by Steve Ruis — November 3, 2017 @ 1:05 pm | Reply

          • You make a good point … but I still this is still about the Pats not having decided on Jimmy G until the last minute … so bears weren’t really in the mix … don’t you like Mitch?


            Comment by Zach — November 3, 2017 @ 1:16 pm | Reply

            • Not a matter of like (He is 2-2 in four starts!) just a matter of economy. The bears paid a small fortune for a quarterback who played one year in college at a school not noted for football and the 49ers get a proven QB for a second round pick.

              Also, the Bears are not noted for their judgment with regard to that position. Consider what they paid for their current #1 (now #2) QB.

              On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



              Comment by Steve Ruis — November 5, 2017 @ 11:54 am | Reply

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