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?

9 Comments »

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

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    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.

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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.

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

    • 3 year deal, not window:)

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      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!).

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      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.

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        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.

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          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?

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            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.

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


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