09 Jun 2013
The big deal here is not that the Bears shipped off a tremendously disappointing former high pick. And it isn't that a certain former high pick was supposed to be a big star who would represent those of us who, shall we say, don't share holidays with most NFL players. After all, Mitchell Schwartz turned out to be pretty good. No, the reason I thought this story was worth linking as an XP is the astonishing fact that Jerry Angelo was GM of the Bears from 2001 to early 2012, and just a year and a half later, not a single first-round pick from his entire 11-year career remains on the Chicago roster. That seems crazy, even when you consider that Angelo traded two first-rounders in the deal that brought Jay Cutler to town.
8 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2013, 3:37pm by Steve in WI
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.