Nov 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman just announced at his press conference today that injured CB Charles Tillman is out for the rest of the season.
Tillman was placed on the Injury List-Designated To Return with the hopes that he would be available if the Bears were able to make a deep run in the playoffs.
Not only is Tillman done for the season, but he is an unrestricted free agent after this year.
Which means he may have played his last game as a Bear.
"Tillman will be unavailable for the rest of the year… He’s not going to be available to practice for the rest of the regular season because he’s not far enough in his recovery to do that. -Head Coach Marc Trestman"
Tillman’s injury was a huge blow to the Bears secondary when he was injured. Zack Bowman has been filling in and at times has shown decent ability.
It is difficult to replace a Pro Bowler.
The Bears now must decide whether to try to resign the 33-year-old Tillman or to move one.
Tillman is the Bears all time record holder with 36 interceptions (8 TDs), return yards with 675, 42 forced fumbles and has 9 total defensive touchdowns.
He is the best corner in Bears history and some consider him to be a borderline Hall of Famer.
Personally I would love to see “Peanut” resigned to a 2 or 3 year deal for his leadership. It would help ease the transition from the old guard to the new crop of players.
What do you think Bears fans? Would you want Tillman back with the team next year? Sound off below.