The Chicago Bears and middle linebacker Brian Urlacher have agreed to go their separate ways. And the Minnesota Vikings could be adding another divisional rivals scraps. They recently signed Greg Jennings, the long time Green Bay Packers wide receiver.
But for the moment the Minnesota Vikings aren’t interested in Brian Urlacher, unless he lower’s his asking price.
RE: Brian Urlacher, I was told in Phoenix that #Vikings aren’t interested. Only way that *maybe* changes is if price comes way, way down.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 21, 2013
The offer that Brian Urlacher reportedly turned down from the Bears was a one year deal for up to $2 million dollars. Urlacher turned it down saying that it wasn’t enough money for him to put his body through a 14th NFL season.
There is no word yet what the Vikings think would be a reasonable asking price but it likely is similar to what the Bears offered Urlacher. If Urlacher decides to continue playing, and the free agent market is barren he would essentially have two options. He could retire after 13 NFL seasons or take the Bears at their “sub par” offer. But likely someone will shell out big bucks in free agency for him.