Dec. 18, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) takes the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field. The Seahawks defeat the Bears 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Urlacher Retirement Reaction

Sep 1, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher during the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, ex-Chicago Bear middle linebacker Brian Urlacher announced that he is retiring from the game of football.

Urlacher spent 13 years with the Chicago Bears since being drafted in 2000. During his career, he recorded over 1,000 tackles, 41.5 sacks, twelve forced fumbles, sixteen fumble recoveries, twenty-two interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns.

Upon retiring, Brian Urlacher said:

I made my mind up a long time ago. It wasn’t like an overnight decision. But I feel great about it. It’s nice to have it behind me now and go onto the next stage of my life, whatever that may be. I thought it was time.

Mark Weber of The Onside Kick gives his thoughts and reaction about the retirement of Brian Urlacher. Mark shows off his Chicago Bears pride and discusses how Urlacher was pushed out of the league and might not have retired on his terms.

Tell us what you think down below. Did Brian Urlacher Go Out the Right Way? Should he have given the Chicago Bears one last run?

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