(CBS) Former Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs admitted that he wanted to punch Jay Cutler and other Bears quarterbacks at times during his 12-year playing career in Chicago.
“There have been times, yeah,” Briggs said in an interview on the NFL Network when asked if he ever wanted to punch Cutler. “But there have been a lot of quarterbacks. Why didn’t I do it? Out of respect.”READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers; 'This Tyrant At The Top Needs To Stop What She’s Doing'
While the entire conversation was light-hearted, Briggs added he also wanted to punch Craig Kenzel, Caleb Hanie, Rex Grossman, Kordell Stewart and Jonathan Quinn.READ MORE: Landlord Is In Debt To Village Of Riverdale, And Tenants Say They're Being Threatened With Water Shutoff
“Yes, I wanted to punch (Quinn) because the defense was on the field 90 plays a game (in 2004),” Briggs said with a laugh.
Briggs never wanted to punch Brian Griese or Kyle Orton, he said.MORE NEWS: Chicago Group Engages In 'Mobilizations' After Food Delivery Drivers Are Carjacked In Austin
Briggs’ comments came as part of a larger discussion about Jets quarterback Geno Smith being out six to 10 weeks after getting punched in the jaw by a teammate. The 34-year-old Briggs is currently a free agent, though retirement may be in the picture as well.