Chicagoans take comparisons to Michael Jordan very seriously.
So it was intriguing to hear Clemson quarterback — and newly-minted national champion — Deshaun Watson compared to "His Airness."
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney (aka the next Joe Maddon) discussed Watson at the Senior Bowl and name-dropped MJ.
"He's humble, the same guy every day and always ready," Swinney said, according to ProFootball Talk. "He comes to every meeting prepared. That's how you change things. You change the culture through — for me, it's through discipline and recruiting, staffing and all that stuff.
"For [NFL teams], it's decision-making, it's who you pick. And I'm just telling you: They pass on Deshaun Watson, they're passing on Michael Jordan. I mean, I don't know what the heck I'm talking about, I'm just an old funky college coach, but Deshaun Watson is the best, by a long shot."
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Swinney was talking specifically about the Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 pick in this spring's NFL Draft, but as of right now, many pundits believe the Browns will go with edge rusher Myles Garrett.
The San Francisco 49ers hold the second pick and they appear to be in the market for a quarterback, too.
But if Watson is still around when the Bears pick at No. 3, would they take the chance? Or is that a reach?
By the way, guess when Michael Jordan was drafted: No. 3 overall.