The question will haunt the Bears for the next decade-plus. Why Trubisky over Watson and Mahomes?
The Bears already got to see Mahomes last season in a 26-3 loss on Sunday Night Football.
On Sunday, Watson will play against the Bears in Chicago for the first time in his NFL career.
Back in May, Watson tweeted: “The Bears NEVER ONCE talked to me..”
The topic was brought up again on Wednesday. Waston was asked why he thinks the Bears didn’t have much interest:
“I have no idea. There was nothing too crazy,” Watson said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
The Bears did not have a private workout with Watson. They did not visit with him after his Pro Day. They did not have dinner with him. They never scheduled a lengthy in-person visit with Watson.
“No, it’s no motivation. It’s what the organization went with,” Watson said on playing the Bears. “For those fans of course they’re going to say something about it. They did what they did. No motivation.”
Even with the Texans in a mess, Watson has been outstanding this season. He has 3,542 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and only six interceptions in twelve games. He has thrown an interception on just 1.5% of his passes, which is the best mark of his career.
The Texans signed Watson to a 4-year, $160 million extension before the season, while the Bears declined Mitchell Trubisky’s fifth-year option, meaning he’ll be a free agent after this season.
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