Bears LB Brian Urlacher Willing To Give Team A Hometown 'Discount'

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by SRW, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    Brian Urlacher said Tuesday he has yet to hear from the Chicago Bears regarding his future, but the veteran linebacker is hopeful that he will be back with the team for a 14th season in 2013.

    "Chicago is my home," Urlacher told "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on WMVP-AM 1000. "Whether I play for the Bears or not, that's my home. So I want to be there and hopefully we can work something out, but if not I'll go somewhere else."

    Urlacher is set to become a free agent soon after the Super Bowl. Asked if he definitely would be playing somewhere in 2013, Urlacher said, "For sure, yes. Still feel like I can, a little bit."

    And if it's not in Chicago?

    "Either way I'll be good," he said. "I'd like to play there but if not, I can move on. It's not that big of a deal."

    Urlacher indicated that money was not a top priority for him and, given his age (34) and recent injury history (knee and hamstring ailments that cut short his last two seasons), he said he'd be willing to give the Bears a hometown "discount."

    "When you look at my age and everything, it's going to be hard to not give them a discount," Urlacher said. "I'm not going to make what I was making in the past, how about that? Does that make sense? That's fair."

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Yea, it's fair, Brian, but It's more about training your replacement nowadays than squeezing the last drop out of your tank.

    Gettin' the feeling, discount or not, the new regime will take a step in another direction.
  3. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    he can't stay healthy enough to keep playing,so he should retire.
  4. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    As much as a fan of his I am, a hometown discount might not matter when the Bears could draft his replacement. Pains me to say this but his days in Chicago might be over. He's had a great career so far.
  5. groenator

    groenator Rookie

    "It's not that big of a deal." So you want in Chicago or Not?
  6. AdiBear

    AdiBear 1st Stringer

    think he is realizing his market price tag has gotten smaller..
  7. AdiBear

    AdiBear 1st Stringer

    Hi mate you the same groenator from Beardown UK
  8. groenator

    groenator Rookie

    Hi mate,

    Yes mate same one, there's only one groenator in this world....:)
  9. AdiBear

    AdiBear 1st Stringer

    LOL..say hi to the guys over there for me mate