The Chicago Bears made a surprising move today by terminating the contract of Johnny Knox. Knox who suffered a vertebra injury in the 2011 season against the Seattle Seahawks has not seen the playing field since. Knox was a pro bowler in his rookie season for his kick returning which he totalled 927 yards and a touchdown.
Knox came closest to recording a 1,000 yard receiving season by a Bear, before the great season Brandon Marshall recorded in 2012, when he had 960 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2010. Knox was having a disappointing season in 2011 with 37 catches and 727 yards and 2 touchdowns before his horrific injury against the Seahawks.
Knox showed up at training camp and all reports were how much weight he had lost and all the experts stating that it would be impossible for Knox to make it back to the playing field in 2012. Knox did end up on the PUP list for the remainder of the 2012 season, while all reports were that Knox was working extremely hard to recover from his vertebra surgery and get back to the playing field.
I’m sure that all Bears fans hope Knox fully recovers and makes it back to the playing field even if it isn’t in a Bears uniform which makes todays announcement a bit unexpected.
Get Back to the field soon Johnny!!