Brian Urlacher retired from professional football earlier this week, ending his 13 year NFL career. All 13 of the seasons were played with the Chicago Bears.
People have praised Urlacher all week long for him being loyal to one team for his entire career. But is this really the case? Was Urlacher really faithful to the Chicago Bears to the bitter end?
No, Urlacher tried and tried to get an NFL deal from teams around the league but no one would give him the offer that he wanted. Urlacher told the media multiple times that he had talked to other teams since becoming a free agent at the end of last season. Now, if you really were faithful to one team, would you go around trying to get offers from other teams? Especially when the rumors were that Urlacher was talking to teams inside of Chicago’s division.
The only reason that Urlacher retired was because he wasn’t going to sign with an NFL team for the upcoming season. Urlacher even said that if Dallas were to offer him a deal th...