I get it. Legendary Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Ulracher is hurt. He had his people send a proposal to the Bears during the 72 hour negotiating window but they haven’t bothered to counter; choosing instead to court younger, fresher players. While he’s been sitting at home, waiting by the phone, the Bears have signed tight end Martellus Bennett and left tackle Jermon Bushrod. What have they ever done for the Chicago Bears? Since when are either of them a sure-fire Hall of Famer?
He feels like he got punched in the jaw, like Michael Corleone did in The Godfather. I’ll echo Michael’s words to Urlacher:
The Chicago Tribune’s Mike Mulligan is reporting that Brian Urlacher is in talks with the division rival Minnesota Vikings. Is it a longshot that Urlacher actually signs with the Vikings? Even the Vikings insider admits as much:
A Vikings source confirmed talks with Urlacher’s camp, but said the team was “monitoring” the situation and still believed Urlacher eventually would remain with the Bears.
Urlacher talking to the Vikings is the equivalent of sleeping with your ex’s best friend to get back at you.
I definitely think that this is 90% posturing; a last ditch effort to try to get some leverage back. It’s clear that he hasn’t gotten a lot of interest on the open market, exactly what the Bears expected. Let’s face it, a broken down 35 year old linebacker coming of an injury plagued season isn’t worth the $5.5 million that Urlacher is reportedly seeking.
Urlacher to the Vikings? Really? Isn’t he supposed to go to the Jets for a year, sexually harass sideline reporter Jen Sterger and then end up in Minnesota? Hasn’t he learned from his old nemesis Brett Favre? Minesota is where legends go to die.
What do you think Bears fans? Can you imagine Brian Urlacher in the purple and gold? Do you think there’s any way he plays somewhere other than the Bears and if so, do you care?