Now retired Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted he wanted to play for the Dallas Cowboys this season.
While it was clear that Urlacher was a remarkable athlete, it wasn’t clear in the days and weeks leading up to his selection what position he would play in the NFL.
Here are five Windy City athletes who looked the weirdest playing for a team other than the one they’re best known for.
Following Brian Urlacher’s retirement announcement, Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey has released the following statement:
If you want to get a good look at the type of person and player Brian Urlacher really was, look no further than former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo.
As it always does, Twitter exploded when Brian Urlacher announced his retirement.
And while one of the greatest defensive players of an organization mythologized for its defenses is likely feeling the deep sting of what Marcellus Wallace called “pride @#$%ing with you,” he will grow to realize what many of us already knew. This is right call.
In the wake of his retirement, officially announced Wednesday morning, check out this video of some of Urlacher’s biggest hits from his 13-year career with the Bears.
What do you think? Is Urlacher a Hall of Famer?
Hidden in the brush-off Lance Briggs gave the media yesterday is a much larger issue facing a team trying to push one side of the ball into modernity while keeping another rooted in the past.
After 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, Brian Urlacher has officially retired.
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is still getting used to life without his old buddies.
According to the Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed, a marriage between the 34-year-old linebacker and the Vikings is in the works.
You have to absorb every word an NFL general manager tells you before a draft carefully, but Emery did mention a number of things to keep in mind before the Bears make their selection.
Steve McMichael and Casey Urlacher are both running for mayor of separate suburban towns today.
The Bears are not going to ignore the offensive line in the draft, but they don’t have to use their first-round pick on a blocker.
Casey Urlacher, the 33-year-old younger brother of former Bears star Brian Urlacher, is running for Mayor of Mettawa — a tiny, affluent village north of Chicago.
Days after his official departure from the Bears, the team he spent his first 13 NFL seasons with, linebacker Brian Urlacher said he has options.
Rarely, do professional athletes ride off into the sunset on their own terms. Brian Urlacher is no exception. For every Ray Lewis fairy tale ending, you have Brett Favre the Viking, Joe Montana the Chief, Karl Malone the Laker, and Michael Jordan the Wizard.
Wow, would this be a mistake.