Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune that he’s considering testing the free agent market after this coming season.
“I think (team President) Ted Phillips said when they had the owners meeting they’re going to wait until the season is over. See what happens, how I play (before addressing the contract situation),” Urlacher said Friday on WMVP-AM 1000, per the Tribune. “It’s kind of exciting. I’ve never been a free agent. So if I can get to free agency we’ll see what happens.
“I no doubt want to finish my career here. There’s no doubt about that. But you bring in free agency and all that you just never know what’s going to happen.”
Urlacher made it clear that he wants to stay in Chicago, but he’ll leave it up to them to make an effort to keep him.
“The Bears know I want to be here,” he said. “I’ve told them that. I’ve said it publicly, and that’s not going to change. Whatever happens during the season or after the season, we’ll address it then. But they know I want to be here, and I think they want me here.”
Urlacher did just turn 34 years-old and is still rehabbing his knee from an injury he suffered at the end of last season. It might make sense for the Bears to let him walk.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone