The Bears made some waves just 10 minutes into the 2017 NFL Draft, sending four picks to the San Francisco 49ers to move up one spot and select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky second overall.
That package included two picks from Friday's Day 2 of the draft — the 67th overall pick and the 111th selection. On Day 2, Bears GM Ryan Pace recouped a couple of picks by trading down with the Arizona Cardinals in the second round.
Pace made a trade for third straight day on Saturday by dealing a fourth (No. 117) and sixth-round selection (No. 197) to Los Angeles Rams for a fourth-round pick (No. 112).
In total, the Bears selected four offensive players and one defensive back.
Round 1: Mitchell Trubisky (QB), North Carolina
Round 2: Adam Shaheen (TE), Ashland
Round 4: Eddie Jackson (S), Alabama
Round 4: Tarik Cohen (RB), North Carolina A&T
Round 5: Jordan Morgan (OL), Kutztown University
You're probably not going to be able to watch the Bears at Soldier Field any time soon, but next week you'll be able to watch a movie there! That's kind of the same!
That's because a program called 'Chi-Togther' "will provide Music Entertainment and Movie Screenings each night that will also include carpool-style concerts plus food and beverage options for all ages."
The event will be held in Soldier's South lot, and anyone who signs up will get a free popcorn! Honestly, it's worth it just to get out of the house and grab yourself some free kernels.
Movies being screened include Groundhog Day, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Fast and Furious (hell yeah). Also Shrek.
The Chicago Bears franchise celebrated 100 years of football last season but there are a few more notable anniversaries on the horizon.
Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Bears football at Soldier Field. And the columned stadium itself, which opened in 1924, is nearing the century mark.
While the franchise played a vast majority of their home games at Wrigley Field in its early years, a smattering of contests took place at the lakefront facility. The first of which was a 10-0 win over the Chicago Cardinals on Nov. 11, 1926.
The Bears moved away from Wrigley Field after the 1970 campaign, landing at the AstroTurfed Soldier Field the following season. The team’s first game there — as official tenants — gave the franchise a positive jolt. A late Kent Nix touchdown pass gave the Bears a 17-15 victory over coach Chuck Noll’s Pittsburgh Steelers in front of a capacity crowd. The win was one of the bright spots in an otherwise pedestrian 6-8 season.
Alas, there were better days ahead.
Let’s take a look back at the 12 greatest Bears wins at Soldier Field: