Montez Sweat fires back at Preston Smith's trash talk about Bears

This rivalry just added another small chapter to its rich history.
Chicago Bears, Montez Sweat
Chicago Bears, Montez Sweat / John Fisher/GettyImages

W/hen the Chicago Bears made the blockbuster move to acquire Montez Sweat before last year's trade deadline, they knew they were getting a player who would help shore up the team's most pressing need.

But, what they may not have known is that they were also getting a player who would quickly adapt to the franchise's pure hatred for their most bitter rival, the Green Bay Packers.

To be fair, it has historically been pretty easy for any new Bear to hate the Packers. You've almost got to feel like you're immediately part of a prestigious club, except for the fact that this club has been on the wrong side of history for quite some time, now.

The Bears have lost 10 in a row to Green Bay, and Sweat understands the significance of that number. He understands that particular streak needs to end, and quickly.

Recently, Packers edge rusher Preston Smith called out Sweat on social media in a fun-loving type of banter. It should surprise us that Sweat then fired back almost immediately.

Montez Sweat and the Bears have the ability to make fans forget about the losing streak

Sure, the Bears have lost 10 in a row to Green Bay. But, this year feels different. This year, the tides are turning in Chicago's favor -- at least that's the hope.

With the arrival of rookie phenom Caleb Williams, it feels like anything is possible. The Bears might have finally found their first, true franchise quarterback in their 100-plus year history.

Not only that, but Williams comes into the best situation a no. 1 pick has ever walked into. General manager Ryan Poles has made sure his quarterback has what it takes to succeed as quickly as possible, by assembling a roster full of weapons.

Sweat is one of many talented players on this roster, but Williams gets an opportunity to use weapons like D.J. Moore, Keenan Allen, Cole Kmet, D'Andre Swift, Rome Odunze, Gerald Everett, among others.

On one side of the ball, it'll be Sweat leading the way to hopefully disarm the attacks from Jordan Love and company. On the other side, fans are hoping to see Smith and the Packers defense lost in the sauce due to Williams' quick development and the array of weaponry.

Will the Bears be able to back up Sweat's words this season and end the streak?