View Full Version : Brian Urlacher announces his retirement

05-22-2013, 03:21 PM
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs misses playing alongside Brian Urlacher, but he isnít going to have to get used to seeing Urlacher play in another uniform.

Urlacher sent out a tweet on Wednesday saying that it was an honor to play his entire career with the Bears and including a link to a longer statement announcing that he has decided to retire from professional football.

ďAfter spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire,Ē Urlacher wrote. ďAlthough I could continue playing, Iím not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion thatís up to my standards. When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13-year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear. I want to thank all of the people in my life that have helped me along the way. I will miss my teammates, my coaches and the great Bears fans. Iím proud to say that I gave all of yo everything I had every time I took the field. I will miss this great game, but I leave it with no regrets.Ē

The decision might have been different had Urlacher found a more robust market for his services as a free agent this offseason, but there was barely any market to speak of for the eight-time Pro Bowler. So heíll ride off into the sunset after a very successful career that is likely to land him a yellow blazer as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame at some point down the line.

Buddha Bus
05-22-2013, 03:24 PM
Reminds me of when Hines went. He attempted to chase another offer from another team, but his heart just wasn't into it. They couldn't see themselves in another uniform, I think.

Congrats on a great career, Urlacher. A well deserved retirement... enjoy it! :toast:

05-22-2013, 03:48 PM
He'd look great in Black and Gold at vet mini... oh wait.

Galax Steeler
05-22-2013, 07:37 PM
What a player he was he will be missed on the field.

05-22-2013, 08:26 PM
Classy move, especially considering that the guy could still play ball.

05-23-2013, 07:45 PM
Classy move, especially considering that the guy could still play ball.

True dat but I don't think he had much of a choice no one bit the lure.