No. 1, The Chicago Bears could right the wrong from the 2017 NFL Draft
The Chicago Bears’ front office has certainly reaped what they sowed four years ago when Ryan Pace elected to select Mitch Trubisky No. 2 overall in 2017. It only took Pace one season to see why Watson, who fell to the Houston Texans at No. 12, was a better rookie prospect than Trubisky.
Then Patrick Mahomes happened in 2018 when he erupted for 50 touchdown passes after sitting behind Alex Smith in 2017. The Kansas City Chiefs made the right decision by selecting Mahomes after trading up to the No. 10 spot the same year the Bears passed on both. Trubisky has been compared to both quarterbacks ever since and has taken a lot of unwarranted fire. It’s not his fault the Bears chose to take a guy with only one year of starting college experience.
If Watson is ever to be traded from Houston, there is no doubt in the world that the recipient team would be better off had Bill O’Brien not been fired. The Texans should opt to keep Watson and build around a quarterback good enough to get them to a Super Bowl, especially considering how difficult the Chiefs are making it for opposing AFC teams to reach the championship game.
Trading for Watson would give the Bears a chance to shut up those hecklers living in their heads rent-free.