We can look back at the 2017 NFL Draft and run through countless “what-if” scenarios based on what we know now. But the Chicago Bears passing on Deshaun Watson definitely ranks among the most interesting. And Watson knows it.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Watson was asked about the lack of interest from the Bears ahead of their Week 14 game. Watson admitted that he wasn’t sure why the Bears passed on him in favor of taking Mitchell Trubisky instead.
“I have no idea,” Watson said. He was then asked if being passed over served as any motivation, which he quickly dismissed.
“No, it’s no motivation. It’s what the organization went with,” he added. “For those fans of course they’re going to say something about it. They did what they did. No motivation."