It's a foregone conclusion that Devin Hester won't be returning to the Bears next season.
And Hester knows it.
The three-time Pro Bowl returner appeared on the NFL Network's Total Access show on Wednesday night and said he won't be back in Chicago in 2014.
“From my knowledge, I know Chicago wants to go a different route with me,” he said.
The 31-year-old Hester was selected by the Bears in the second-round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Miami. His 19 career return touchdowns is tied for the NFL record with Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. When he breaks the record it will be with a different club.
Hester took to Facebook later in the evening to post a farewell message to Bears fans.
"To all my Chicago people...I can't thank you all enough for my time in Chicago. I've always said I wanted to retire a Chicago Bear but sometimes things don't work out the way we would like. Chicago will always hold a special place in my heart and if I am fortunate enough to break the return record, we will have all broken it together...no matter where I am. Thank you again and God Bless."