One of the biggest surprises of the offseason has involved Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears parting ways as the two parties failed to reach an agreement on a new deal for the 2013 season. Urlacher was hoping to earn a two-year deal somewhere in the range of $11.5 million, but the Bears thought that was way too much as they offered him a “take it or leave it” deal of one-year, $2 million.
Obviously, Urlacher wasn’t a fan of the offer and even referred to it as a “slap to the face” considering everything he’s done for the organization throughout his career. Of course, the main question that comes to mind now is which teams will express interest in Urlacher for the 2013 season and as crazy as it sounds–the Denver Broncos should strongly consider giving the linebacker a call.
With all of the key additions made during the offseason, there’s no question the Broncos will be one of the teams to beat once again next season after finishing with a 13-3 record during the 2012 season before falling to the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Denver already had one of the league’s top defenses last season and the addition of a player like Urlacher could make them even better as they look to make a run at the Super Bowl.
Throughout his career, Urlacher has received heavy praise for his leadership skills and even if he will be 35 heading into next season–there’s no question he could make an impact. Plus, take into consideration that Urlacher wants to play for a contender and this almost seems like the perfect fit for both parties.