Stephen A. laughs at the Bears for passing up Pat Mahomes to draft Mitchell Trubisky | First Take

  • Published on Oct 21, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith revisits Chicago’s decision to pass on Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson during the 2017 NFL draft to trade up for QB Mitchell Trubisky following Chicago’s demoralizing 36-25 loss to Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints.
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  • James Harden
    James Harden 9 days ago

    No one knew Mahomes would be as good as he is. Trubisky was the Bears’ best option. They couldn’t predict the future

  • Nosy Rosie
    Nosy Rosie 11 days ago

    If the goals isn’t to get touchdowns , what is the Offense coach and quarterback mental health mindset? ❤️🇺🇸

  • Charles Gorman
    Charles Gorman 11 days ago

    As far as I am concerned, Mitchell Trubisky is an upgrade from Jay Cutler.

  • ANILORAC Two6ix
    ANILORAC Two6ix 21 day ago

    Stephen A. Smith be screaming at folks!!😅

  • Sabastian Mclaurin
    Sabastian Mclaurin 23 days ago

    You still have questions about Lamar Jackson? Answer: The ravens could beat the superbowl seahawks.

  • UP 421
    UP 421 23 days ago

    I'm a Bears fan. I am truly waiting for this season to end. As long as Mitch has the stix we will be inconsistent

  • Tublis Vaj
    Tublis Vaj Month ago

    As a packers fans we laugh louder hahahahaha hahaha

  • EyeCyou
    EyeCyou Month ago

    No "QB" could Play any Better behind this "O" PERIOD..!

  • Sick Rick
    Sick Rick Month ago

    Max loves pandering the race card

  • Angel Canez
    Angel Canez Month ago

    Its always easy to say this stuff after one of the players becomes a superstar. If we knew how things played out Tom Brady would of gone number one not in the 6th round Drew Brees wouldn't of been the last pick in the second round Russel Willson wouldn't of gone in the 3. We draft on projection.

  • Chris Mog
    Chris Mog Month ago

    They didn't want a black QB! They passed over Deshaun Watson, pat mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Trubisky was a nobody in college compared to these other accomplished qbs. But al that didn't matter to mel kipper and his white supremacist friends. Smh.

  • El Lobo
    El Lobo Month ago

    Houston and KC owe Chicago a thank you lol

  • Rico Bano
    Rico Bano Month ago

    220 dislikes by hard headed Bears fans. This is 100% why I quit being a Bears fan long ago. Fans are loyal to a fault.

  • nick villanueva
    nick villanueva Month ago

    Run some bootlegs roll him out he's good design some good plays that fit the Lad

  • Dixie Normis
    Dixie Normis Month ago

    No one is asking this question “Would Mahomes be that good without Andy Reid?” No doubt he’d be a good QB but he’s not putting up 50 TDs and 5000 yards on any other team than the Chiefs. That offense was a force led by a great/proven HC in Reid. Same thing with Jimmy G. Without Belichick and Brady, he wouldn’t be as good on the 49ers as he is now.

  • William Portalatin
    William Portalatin Month ago

    Hindsight is 20/20. Everyone raised eyebrows when the Chiefs traded up to take Mahomes. Heck, in hindsight I would have loved fo my Jets to have taken Mahomes over Jamal Adams that year. Though I don’t for one chance think Mahomes becomes the player hi is now if he’d been drafted by my Jets or the Bears. However, taking Trubisky over Watson was a mistake. Trubisky was the one top quarterback in that draft class about which I had the most questions due to his only having started one season in college a la Mark Sanchez. I always like to see at least a two season sample size out of QB prospects coming out of college.

  • SlickChick
    SlickChick Month ago +1

    Mahomes wouldn't be the same qb in Chicago.

  • Vipul Mahaju
    Vipul Mahaju Month ago

    I thank the football gods that Mahomes and Watson are not in NFC, specially with da Bears because that would be just crazy.

  • Dreaded
    Dreaded Month ago

    SAS is simply using hindsight. like all of his analysis's would be laughed at if he actually made them in the moment.

    • Dreaded
      Dreaded Month ago

      @George L yeah we know that now? at the time Trubisky was considered to be a very good prospect granted maybe not 2nd overall but go look up the draft grades

    • George L
      George L Month ago

      Not hindsight. They should've picked Watson.

  • C. Diddy
    C. Diddy Month ago

    Let's all remember not to blame trubisky for being drafted ahead of 2 future HOFers. Blame the entire bears front office.

  • MajorPaign
    MajorPaign Month ago

    Jesus Christ this all they ever bring up anymore when they discuss Bears especially when they lose. We. Get. It. It was two years ago geesh

  • Coach Roach
    Coach Roach Month ago

    Stephen A. Smith couldn't come up with the phrase "intestinal fortitude". What universe am I in?

  • Adam Kolthoff
    Adam Kolthoff Month ago

    What is worse than Trubisky's passing ..... Listening to Stephan talk.

  • Darnell Ingram
    Darnell Ingram Month ago

    Hindsight is awesome

  • kelvinberriankb
    kelvinberriankb Month ago

    Mitch Trubisky became the #2 overall pick in 2017 because of his game against Florida State.

    • George L
      George L Month ago

      You know whats even more impressive? Watson defeating Alabama.

  • Tater Tot
    Tater Tot Month ago

    I've been saying Teddy B is a starter in this league & I fully believe had he gone to Miami their whole team would be totally different right now

  • Dont Needtoknow
    Dont Needtoknow Month ago

    Bears passed on Mahomes and Watson despite both them having more experience in college and better NFL combine stats because Mitchell Tribusky reminded Virgina McCaskey reminded of her nephew. Typical Chicago Bears office mentality.

    • George L
      George L Month ago

      Cause Trubisky is White

  • Theo Schommer
    Theo Schommer Month ago

    Don’t forget the clearly better Deshaun Watson

  • Michael szewczyk
    Michael szewczyk Month ago

    I'm a Bears and Chiefs fan, so I knew on that Thursday night in 2017, I was witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence of the Chiefs and Bears being aggressive in drafting a QB. The issue I had immediately, as the announcement of moving from #3 to #2 became known, was the Bears were so easily goaded into thinking the 49ers were taking ANY QB at the start of a new regime with long-term contracts and many holes to fill before you bring in a "franchise" QB.

  • Jay Sandoval
    Jay Sandoval Month ago

    People always talk about how Pace missed on Watson and Mahomes , but they also forget Pace signed Mike Glennon and gave him a guarantee $16million !! Why !? Why!? On Earth do you sign a free agent and then turn around a draft high for a QB ? .. made No f*** sense to me , they should have just convinced Cutler to stay one more Year at $9million in the meantime you get another QB

  • Ball Smack
    Ball Smack Month ago

    Maybe you guys should just just cut out all the nonsense rehtoric, and just tell it like it is.
    The Bears don't want a Black Quarterback!
    Plain and Simple......

  • Savior 1332
    Savior 1332 Month ago

    The thing they don't talk about is its not always who you draft but where you're being drafted too plays a big part. If the Bears did draft Mahomes could he be as good as he is with the Bears coaches, complimentary o line and receivers and rb? Offensive scheme? Even defense? Andy Reid or Nagy?
    Would Tom Brady still be Tom Brady if he had been drafted to the Bears instead of the Patriots?

  • Michael Gibbs
    Michael Gibbs Month ago

    What a jackass, he acts like he had any idea this would be the scenario

  • Mr. Wright
    Mr. Wright Month ago

    You can’t cry over spilt milk! Mahomes and Watson will never be Bears! Last year Trubisky was an All-Pro! Utilize what he’s good at, roll out passes and using his legs! The Vikings didn’t get rid of their QB and he’s playing better! Stafford had a few bad years and he is one of the highest paid QBs! Give Mitch the benefit of the doubt! He’s still one of the best QBs the Bears have half for a long time! No, he’s not a Mahomes or Watson but how many QBs are playing at their high level, maybe Brady, Wilson and Rodgers!

  • king troy
    king troy Month ago

    As far as ive been a bears fan weve never had a decent quarterback ever i dont get it

  • Art Soto
    Art Soto Month ago

    Its trubisky Stephen, not Trubitsky how you pronounce it

  • Musa Fawundu
    Musa Fawundu Month ago

    Jim McMahon was not great. He was a little better than Trent Dilfer though.

  • Moe Moe
    Moe Moe Month ago +3


  • codchampion1100
    codchampion1100 Month ago

    This man just loves touchching stephen A's arm

  • Hotwheel66
    Hotwheel66 Month ago

    If not for Trubisky they would have nothing to bash. It gets old fast.

  • Spinning Back Side Kick

    Trubisky is the new Jay Cutler who was the new Rex Grossman who was the new Cade McNown...
    One thing the Bears organization CAN'T do is evaluate quarterbacks.

  • Vince Cimbalo
    Vince Cimbalo Month ago

    bears just suck. period.

  • The Latest And The Greatest

    And Deshaun Watson lolol

  • Jammell Brown
    Jammell Brown Month ago

    Chicago one of them good ol boy teams like dallas and 49ers they only want white qb just that simple

    • Facts, No Bias
      Facts, No Bias Month ago

      Huh? Dallas doesn't have a white qb, though?

  • Kaleb Anderson
    Kaleb Anderson Month ago

    Max the liberal here to let us know the bears destroyed their franchise because they just wanted the white guy

  • William Evan LaPoe
    William Evan LaPoe Month ago

    The word Stephen A. is looking for is GUMPTION. Trubisky runs extremely fast but he’s running for his life because he can’t read a defense to save his life. What’s not being covered with his scrambling also, is he’s not built to run, he’s going to get hurt. There’s a difference between Aaron Rodgers who’ll scramble a couple times a game and slides every time, and how Trubisky throws himself into a linebacker to get extra yards. Mitch is not the same level of athlete as Luck, RG3, or Newton; and look what’s happened to those world class incredible athletes that scrambled in the NFL. Physically your body can only be in take so many car accidents level hits before you’re seriously injured or burnt out from pain. I said day one of the 2017 draft, we missed on not trying to trade back and take Watson, or we should’ve settled on McCaffrey. Ryan Pace does not get enough credit for this now dumpster fire.

  • Complete Controll
    Complete Controll Month ago

    Watson was the bigger miss. Mahomes was considered a late 1st rounder, early 2nd round gamble, had the Favre type arm.
    Mahomes is where he is because Reid wanted him specifically.
    Them having the evidence of 2 Deshaun games against Alabama, in a game loaded with NFL stars, and passing on him was psychotic.
    That franchise will forever watch Watson’s career and say what if.
    Mahomes could be that argument for every team. Only 4 or so teams had him as a high pick. Everyone missed on Mahomes, they let themselves use metrics over the evidence of tape on Watson, and they screwed themselves and their fans.

  • Dominique Ballou
    Dominique Ballou Month ago


  • Novus Vendetta
    Novus Vendetta Month ago

    The only one allowed to make this video is skip Bayless. Literally the only guy that defended Patrick mahomes, and say trubisky was a bad pick, the day after they got drafted. Not 1-2 years later

  • RyanRolltide123
    RyanRolltide123 Month ago

    Stephen A would laugh at every other nfl team for passing on brady

  • Clippa Marshall
    Clippa Marshall Month ago +1

    BEARS Dont Want No Real Niggas Who Black Throwin DeyBall

  • Exotic Forces
    Exotic Forces Month ago +1


  • P4T21CK K1NG
    P4T21CK K1NG Month ago

    Hindsight is always 20/20. This shouldn't even be taking up time on television. Anyone saying they knew mahomes would be mvp is a fucking liar.

    • Mr.Ridley
      Mr.Ridley Month ago

      Okay? And what about Watson?

  • Mr Mayhem1215
    Mr Mayhem1215 Month ago

    Stephen A Smith is an idiot

  • TheSAJ419
    TheSAJ419 Month ago

    Mel Kiper / Todd McShay / and the PFF all had Trubisky rated higher than Mahomes or ppl can stop acting like the Bears went out on a limb to draft him. Hindsight is always 20/20.

  • Shenanigan Films
    Shenanigan Films Month ago

    I was at the bulls game that they booed him and now i don't regret it

  • EzioAuditore
    EzioAuditore Month ago +1

    These exact same people had trubisky above mahomes during that draft, you just cant predict how well someone is going to play on the big stage

  • PackerManForLife
    PackerManForLife Month ago +1

    Im so grateful the bears have been shitty at picking QBs. Jay Cutler and then passing Mahomes for Trubisky

  • LTown8365
    LTown8365 Month ago

    They should have just stuck with Chase Daniels. He seemed to be doing better than Mitchell.

  • Terry Lunsford
    Terry Lunsford Month ago

    Because everyone here thought Mahomes was gonna be the next big thing ...