Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday night was filled with drama. From the Green Bay Packers' unexpected trade that took them out of the action, to Broncos pick Garret Bolles' 'Lion King' moment, there were plenty of memorable moments.
The biggest surprise, however, arguably came early in the night, when the Chicago Bears gave up a massive haul of picks to trade up one spot and draft North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky second overall. Trubisky wasn't projected to go quite that high, but something clearly convinced Chicago's front office he was worth the sacrifice.
While the trade left many Bears fans scratching their heads in its immediate aftermath, others were at least reassured the team picked someone who could potentially lead the team to future glory against their hated rivals to the north, the Green Bay Packers.
One problem - Mitch Trubisky might actually be a Green Bay Packers fan.
Mere moments after he was drafted, fans started digging up old tweets from the quarterback, including a couple dating back to 2015 that say things like "Hell yeah, Go Packers" and "Oh my Aaron Rodgers." The tweets have since been deleted, but the screenshots will live on forever:
So Trubisky is a Packers fan evidently. Well, at least he won't mind losing to them twice a year every year. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/bM6bllFmMf
— The Ledge (@TheLedgeSports) April 28, 2017
Can I just say I LOVE that the Bears drafted up for Trubisky who clearly loves Favre/Packers. Never change Bears ??? #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/MuJy92nTg7
— #1LocalBadBoy (@CourtneyHosking) April 28, 2017
Loyalties aside, fans of either team may not see Trubisky on the field anytime soon. Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said late last night Mike Glennon, who joined up with Chicago in March, is still the starter.
The Packers and Bears will meet in Week 4 of the NFL season on Thursday, September 28.
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