After spending 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, All-Pro middle linebacker Brian Urlacher hung up the towel and decided to call it quits.
In an interview on the Dave Dameshek Football Program, Urlacher reflected on his Bears career, reminiscing on all the great moments he had throughout his time in Chicago. However, Urlacher didn't hide the disdain he had for the organization upon his departure this summer.
Whether his statement was completely joking or there was a bit of truth in it, Urlacher told Dameshek that he does not want the Bears to win a Superbowl now that he is gone.
"A lot of my friends are still on the team. A lot of good friends -- guys I played with for 10, 11 years-- so I'm still rooting for them," said Urlacher. "They better not win the championship without me, cause then I'll be really pissed."
It is clear 35-year-old former pro still has a strong love for the game, a love that many fresh retirees struggle with early on.
"Like I said, I've got a lot of friends on the team, but I don't want them to win the Super Bowl without me," Urlacher said soon after his NFL exit.
Urlacher also expressed that he had no interest in making a return to the NFL regardless of opportunities for a championship, even with Chicago. It is safe to assume that for now, the Bears won't come knocking on Urlacher's door any time soon.