Kenny Golladay shades Mitch Trubisky when talking draft snub by hometown Bears
The Bears passed on the opportunity to select Chicago native Kenny Golladay in the 2017 NFL Draft. While the Detroit Lions wideout insists there’s no hard feelings over the perceived slight, it did seem like Golladay subtly shaded embattled Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky when addressing the situation.
Golladay was drafted by the Lions in the third round and has developed into a fine wide receiver. When discussing his hometown Bears ahead of Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, Golladay made sure to praise his quarterback, MVP candidate Matthew Stafford.
While doing so, Golladay declined to admit he was taking a shot, veiled or otherwise, at the much-maligned Trubisky.
“A lot of teams passed on me. It’s all right. I’m with Matthew Stafford,” Golladay said in the locker room on Wednesday, via MLive.com.
When asked if that was a shot at current Bears starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, Golladay chuckled and said: “Hey, I ain’t say nothing.”
The season has been extremely disappointing for both Trubisky and the Bears, who are in a downward spiral amid a four-game losing streak that leaves the team sitting at 3-5.
Trubisky is receiving the brunt of the blame for the free-fall. The third-year quarterback has posted a horrific 80.0 rating while throwing for only five touchdowns to three interceptions on the season.
What’s worse, Trubisky has looked lost at times during the four-game slide. Things have gotten so bad for the Bears quarterback that a sportsbook is offering refunds to any bettor how placed a wager on Trubisky earning MVP honors this season.
Stafford, meanwhile, is not only enjoying another solid season, he’s raised his game significantly. So much so that he’s being mentioned as a legitimate MVP candidate. Perhaps the only thing holding Stafford back in that regard is that his excellent play has not translated into victories, as the Lions sit at 3-4-1 on the season.
So, it makes sense that Golladay is relieved to have ended up with the Lions instead of the Bears. After all, it’s obviously a no-brainer to prefer catching passes from Stafford as opposed to Trubisky at this point.