Brian Urlacher has been a staple in the middle of the Chicago Bears defense for over a decade.
He entered the NFL in 2000 out of New Mexico as a versatile linebacker who played safety in college and returned kicks.
Fast forward close to 13 years later and Urlacher is still roaming the middle of Soldier Field.
Might that all change soon?
Urlacher will miss the remainder of the regular season, and could be out for the playoffs as well with a hamstring injury.
The soon to be free agent could have played his last game as a bear, and according to Pro Football Talk via Fox 32 in Chicago, “he’d be sad, but not crushed” if he didn’t return to Chicago.
“I do not think that’s going to happen,” Urlacher told FOX 32 News in Chicago. “But, if it does, I have had a really good and long career so I would be sad, but I would not be crushed.”
Urlacher will be 35 this offseason, and in a league where change is relevant, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Bears moved on.