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Mitchell Trubisky Keeps Promise, Drives Beat-Up Car To Bears' Rookie Minicamp

Mitchell Trubisky drove his old Toyota all the way from Chapel Hill to Lake Forest after promising Ryan Pace, the Bears' GM.

Earlier this afternoon, CBS Chicago's Chris Emma published a neat little story about former UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky that took place on draft night. Apparently, Ryan Pace, the Bears' general manager, made Trubisky promise that he'd drive his old, broken down Toyota—formerly his grandmother's car—to rookie minicamp. From Chapel Hill.

Per Emma:

When Ryan Pace saw the car, he learned a little something about Trubisky. So the night the Bears moved up a spot to make the surprising selection of Trubisky second overall, Pace made the quarterback promise he would drive that car from Chapel Hill to Lake Forest.

"I don’t care if you have to change the engine but you’ve got to keep the shell,” Pace had said to Trubisky.

Trubisky didn't think the car would even make the drive, but he managed to do it, all while adding a minuscule amount of mileage to a car that has logged over 170,00 miles on the road.

Check it out:

Trubisky says he has no plans to get rid of the car just yet.

“I’m a very simple person,” Trubisky said. “That’s who I’ve always been, that’s how I was raised, to be conservative and stick to who I am. That’s who I’m going to be.”

Rookie minicamp begins Friday for the young signal-caller.