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Chicago Bears sign 2017 No. 2 NFL draft pick QB Mitchell Trubisky

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Chicago Bears sign 2017 No. 2 NFL draft pick QB Mitchell Trubisky
Mitchell Trubisky poses for photographs with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Chicago Bears as the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater in Philadelphia, PA on April 27, 2017. File photo by Derik Hamilton/UPI | License Photo

Mitchell Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.

Bears general manager Ryan Pace traded multiple picks to swap spots with the San Francisco 49ers in April, sliding up to select Trubisky even after signing Mike Glennon to a three-year deal with $18.5 million guaranteed this season.

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Trubisky's contract is on par with 2016 No. 2 pick Carson Wentz, who landed a fully guaranteed four-year, $26.67 million deal. Wentz started Week 1 with the Philadelphia Eagles, who after training camp scrapped a plan to keep the former North Dakota State star off the field as a rookie. The Eagles then traded Sam Bradford to the Vikings, advancing Wentz's timeline.

Pace said his plan at quarterback is to bring Trubisky along slowly.

Glennon, a backup in Tampa Bay whose last chance to start with the Buccaneers evaporated when the franchise selected Jameis Winston No. 1 overall in 2015, has been upbeat and embracing the opportunity to lead an offense.

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The Bears tweeted a photo of Trubisky signing his contract as rookies prepare to report for training camp.

After two seasons as a reserve, Trubisky started 13 games in 2016 at North Carolina and left the program with 41 touchdowns.

All first-round picks have fifth-year contract options included in their initial NFL contract.

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