The Bears get a lot of crap for picking Trubisky over Mahomes in 2017, and rightfully so. Picking a bust over an elite quarterback is bad enough as it is, but to trading up one spot to do so is as bad as it gets. It says that the Bears thought Trubisky was so far above Mahomes that they didn’t want to run the risk of having to settle for Mahomes.
But for some reason the other 9 teams who passed on Mahomes have gotten a pass. The 49ers, Jaguars, Titans, and Bengals also drafted players who aren’t exactly filling up their trophy cases with awards, and they all could have used Mahomes just as much the Bears, so why do they get a pass? But even the Browns, Jets, Chargers, Panthers and Bills should get criticism for passing on Mahomes despite getting quality players. It doesn’t matter how good those guys are, nothing can replace an elite quarterback, and all of those teams would be better off right now with Mahomes on their roster rather than the guy they got.
So why are the Bears the only ones who get that criticism?