Bears fans can follow along with exclusive coverage of the Bears' 2020 virtual draft throughout the week on ChicagoBears.com, the team's social media accounts and via the free Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon. Bears draft coverage is brought to you by Miller Lite.
The draft will be held later this week with Round 1 Thursday night, Rounds 2-3 Friday night and Rounds 4-7 Saturday. Bears draft coverage will include the following elements:
Pre-draft press conference
General manager Ryan Pace will conduct a pre-draft press conference call with the media Tuesday. News from the call will be reported on ChicagoBears.com and the Bears' social media channels. After it is completed, audio of the call will be posted in its entirety on the team's official website.
Go behind-the-scenes to see the in-home draft setups for Pace and others.
News as it happens
Shortly after each Bears draft pick, an article will be posted about the player on ChicagoBears.com, accompanied by photos and video highlights.
Throughout the draft, the NFL will feature a "Draft-A-Thon" on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network and pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders in a variety of ways—including raising funds for the work being done to combat the impact of COVID-19.
Funds will help support six national nonprofits and their respective COVID-19 relief efforts. The Bears will direct their funds locally to The Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels, and Bears Care, the team's charitable arm, will match the first $100,000 in fan donations. Fans can donate online at nfl.com/relief.
Virtual inner circle
On Days 1 and 2 of the draft, the Bears will gather 15 fans per day for the NFL's Virtual Inner Circle. The Bears' circles will include longtime season ticket holders, military members, first responders, families from the Chicago Bears Kids Club brought to you by Jewel-Osco and more.
Calls and live interviews with Bears draft picks brought to you by Motorola
Every player drafted by the Bears will do a video call with voice of the Bears on WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM Jeff Joniak or Bears reporter Lauren Screeden. Select Bears draft picks will also appear on the Bears Instagram Live channel with Screeden.
Area scouts insight
Following each Bears pick, a Bears scout will be interviewed by Joniak or Screeden to provide further background on the player.
Live Bears analyst reactions
Joniak and former Bears guard and current color analyst on WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 FM Tom Thayer will provide instant reactions following each Bears pick on the Bears Facebook Live and YouTube Live channels.
Bears draft 2020 TV special
FOX32 will air a 30-minute show with Joniak and Thayer breaking down the Bears' 2020 draft on Saturday, May 2, at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, at 10 p.m. The special is brought to you by Miller Lite.