Bears News and Notes: Mahomes, Walter Payton story, Greg Olsen, Throwback Bears videos


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Mark Rebilas - USA Today Sports
Mark Rebilas - USA Today Sports

Chicago Bears fans are still wondering what if as they had the chance to draft star quarterbacks Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes in the 2017 NFL Draft. Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg said that the Bears "scouted him very thoroughly" but still moved up to draft Mitch Trubisky.

“They were interested and they scouted him very thoroughly,” Steinberg said. “But individual teams fall in love with individual players and that’s what it takes to get drafted high. And I think you have to give Trubisky a much longer period because what happens is, the more times a quarterback sees the field, the better he gets.”

There were nine players drafted before Mahomes, and 11 players were selected before Watson.

Mahomes will be playing in the Super Bowl tonight against the Kansas City Chiefs while the Bears will sadly be watching on TV.

Former NFL receiver Rocket Ismail talks about the first time he met the unforgettable and iconic Walter Payton:

Some former Bears tight end news includes Greg Olsen as he and the Panthers are parting ways after nine productive seasons. Many on social media want a reunion with Olsen and the Bears.

"Today, I had the opportunity to sit down with (general manager) Marty Hurney and have a great conversation regarding my future with the organization. The team and I are both on the same page that it is best we go in different directions for now," Olsen said in a press release. "On the field, I will always cherish the nine seasons we shared together. The wins, the losses, standing at midfield holding the Halas Trophy as NFC champs. The reality of going to the Super Bowl was beyond words, as was the disappointment of falling short.

Olsen's agent Drew Rosenhaus said that his client "is still interested in playing, and I will be in communication with other teams after the Super Bowl."

Standout 26-year old receiver Allen Robinson would love to spend his entire NFL career with the Bears. Let's see if the Bears can make it happen.

In two years with the Bears, he has 153 catches, 1,901 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

Playmaker Tarik Cohen thinks that the fans have been tough on signal-caller Mitch Trubisky in the past year:

This is rather sad as the NFL has the Bears' top play of the season as a field goal.

Former Bears offensive lineman Kyle Young went in-depth about his career and what lies in his future with Fox Sports.

"The Bears did right by me and that's why I'll never wear another color other than Navy and Orange. I'm a Bear for life."

Former CFL cornerback Tre Roberson has signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bears. Reportedly, he has a base salary of $550,000 in 2020 and $610,000 in 2021. He will be in the mix for a starting spot for the Bears as the team might be parting ways with the pricey veteran Prince Amukamara.

Check out Roberson signing his Bears' contract this week:

Devin Hester is eligible to be voted in the Hall-of-Fame nowadays. Remember this sensational play against the Colts? What a dominant player on returns.

Happy Birthday George Halas as his birthday was 125 years ago today. Check out the throwback photo and tribute video below:

Check out a few old school photos and a Youtube video of William Perry since it is the Super Bowl today:

Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher was on the show Ridiculous recently. Check it out.

Kinda random but here is a very rare look at Bears Hall of Famer Bronko Nagurski's Certificate of Citizenship:

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