(WSCR) The Bears’ decision to not bring veteran linebacker Brian Urlacher back understandably upset the team’s fan base.
Urlacher spent 13 seasons with the Bears, putting together a Hall of Fame career and cementing himself as the face of the franchise.
So when the Bears chose to go in a different direction, one former Bears linebacker wasn’t thrilled with the decision.
“I’ll be honest, I was disappointed,” former Bears linebacker and Super Bowl champion Ron Rivera told The Mully and Hanley Show. “I would have loved to have seen Brian, a player of his stature, have that one last good bye. Then again, kind of in Brian fashion, he probably would not have wanted a lot of fanfare. In five more seasons when he gets elected into the Hall of Fame there will be a lot of fanfare and deservedly so.