Report: Bears met with quarterback Marcus Mariota
The Bears have the No. 7 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, which will be held from April 30 through May 2.
Mariota worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who hold the No. 1 pick, on Tuesday, and visited the Tennessee Titans, who hold the No. 2 pick, on Thursday. Last month, Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said that if Mariota falls to them with the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft and Tennessee selects him, he could be the team's starter from day one.
In March, the New York Jets reportedly held a private workout with Mariota in Oregon, and the Washington Redskins reportedly plan to host the quarterback for a visit before the draft. Washington holds the No. 5 pick, while the Jets are slotted at No. 6.
ESPN's Adam Schefter recently reported that Mariota will not attend the draft in Chicago, telling the NFL that it is important to him, personally and culturally, to be in Hawaii to celebrate the next step in his life.
Jameis Winston and Mariota are widely considered the top two quarterback prospects in this year's draft class. Mariota won the Heisman Trophy after his 2014 season at Oregon.
- Molly Geary