After missing on Robbie Gould on draft weekend, are the Chicago Bears moving on?
Robbie Gould has seemingly been a daily topic for Chicago Bears fans. The Bears have yet to find a decent kicker since he has left, and after Cody Parkey cost the team a playoff game, the heat picked up.
Of course, the first thing Bears fans thought was to sign Robbie Gould. This is easier said than done, as Gould was expected to be franchise tagged, and he was.
Still, this has yet to deter Chicago Bears fans from thinking that they can get their man.
Robbie Gould added fuel to the fire when he said that he wanted to play somewhere he could call home, and cut off longterm talks with the 49ers. Entering draft weekend, it seemed as though a very real chance that Gould could be traded.
However, Gould was not traded, and a group of kickers was brought in to make the room pretty full. Did the Bears move on without Gould?
It is starting to look that way. In fact, Gould has listed his mansion for sale in Illinois.
One of the guiding forces for Gould to come to Chicago was that he was planted there. He had a home to go to and kids who wanted to go to school there. Now, Gould is getting rid of his closest ties to Chicago.
Gould wants a longterm deal and wants to move with his kids. This went from a situation where he clearly wanted to come to Chicago to a situation where you can speculate that Chicago is officially off of his list. Did Ryan Pace move on from Gould once again? Did signing multiple kickers this past weekend put the nail in his coffin? We likely will never know, but the odds of Gould coming back are less than ever before.