After playing 13 seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, 8-time Pro-Bowler Brian Urlacher has announced his retirement.
Urlacher, who was one of the best linebackers in the league decided his career is over and made his announcement on Twitter:
“After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire,” Urlacher wrote. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s 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. I’m proud to say that I gave all of you everything I had every time I took the field. I will miss this great game, but I leave it with no regrets.”
Urlacher was more like a gladiator on the field and after being cut by the Chicago Bears it seems he realized he can no longer bring the kind of toughness and strength the game requires. It’s no secret Urlacher has suffered injuries which steadily hampered his game.
Given the physicality of the game, I think Urlacher made the right decision. His health, in the long run, is more important and it’s nice to have him leave the game remembered as the great athlete he was.
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