I’ve been silent on the Lance Briggs contract/trade demands, and I’m interested to know what the thoughts of other Bears fans are.
On the one hand, does it anger me that a person who has made over $20 million in his career publicly states that he is underpaid and demands more money? Yes, yes it does. Personally I’m not a real big fan of Briggs the person, although I have celebrated that Briggs the player is a Bear.
However, I’m almost unhappy that I can see another side to this, but I can. The Bears set a precedent with Brian Urlacher when they renegotiated and added time and money to his existing contract prior to the 2008 season. Urlacher’s deal was reworked and sweetened at a time that his play had diminished. Brigg’ play has not diminished. So how is it unfair for Briggs to be asked to be treated as Urlacher was, when he has made multiple consecutive Pro Bowls?
I’m a little torn, and need your thoughts.
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