Brian Urlacher has been in a Chicago Bears jersey for his entire NFL career, but next year he could be playing for a division rival. Urlacher is reportedly getting close to signing a contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
Urlacher, who missed the end of last season with an injury, is reportedly looking at a one or two year contract with the Vikings.
A source told Michael Sneed of the Chicago Tribune: “It’s getting close to happening, but Brian is leaning toward heading to Minnesota and is talking a one to two year contract.”
NFL.com reports that the Vikings have been closely monitoring Urlacher’s workouts and are reportedly getting close to offering the Pro Bowl linebacker a job.
Neither Urlacher nor the Vikings have commented on the report.
Urlacher joined the Chicago Bears out of New Mexico in 2000 and earned the NFL Rookie of the Year during his first year with the team. The linebacker would go on to earn 8 Pro Bowl selections and win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2005.
Urlacher was hoping to finish his career in Chicago, but he rejected the team’s $1.6 million offer earlier this year.
It was not a negotiation it was an ultimatum. Gonna miss my teammates. snip.ps/ultimatum
— Brian Urlacher (@BUrlacher54) March 21, 2013
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