Report: John Fox was unaware of Bears’ draft plans until hours before pick
The Chicago Bears took everyone by surprise by trading up to draft quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, including their own head coach.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Bears coach John Fox was unaware of the team’s plan to draft Trubisky until a few hours before they were actually on the clock. Mort also says that general manager Ryan Pace and chairman George McCaskey had hatched the plan quite a bit earlier without seeking the coach’s input.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) April 28, 2017
Mort said that Pace and George decided a month ago that they would draft Trubisky and didn't tell anyone until 1.5 hours before draft.
— dan durkin (@djdurkin) April 28, 2017
It doesn’t exactly look great for the Bears, and it also doesn’t reflect all that well on Fox. He was rumored to be on the hot seat at certain points of the season. It’s not great that he doesn’t really look to be in the loop here, and it raises questions as to how long he’ll be kept around to help Trubisky develop.
Amazingly, this isn’t exactly the first time Fox has been left in the dark about a QB pick. Poor guy.