The Chicago Bears have been a bad franchise for far too long and one legendary player has grown sick of it.
Dick Butkus played middle linebacker for Chicago throughout the entirety of his career, in which he was named defensive player of the year twice. After watching his team end up with the first-overall draft pick, he did not mince a single word about the team when talking to Patrick Finely of the Chicago Sun-Times.
“There’s no reason why they should be this bad,” he said Friday. “I get a little disgusted.”
“… I really get hot watching them, especially with a lot of lack of effort things. I don’t get it. I really don’t.”
Butkus was so upset that he made his feelings known for several outlets throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl LVII.
Butkus does not see Justin Fields as the problem, as he stated he wants the front office to build around him.
“That first year, I thought the coaching of him was terrible,” Butkus said. “I said, ‘How is it that when he comes off the sideline and goes to the bench he takes his helmet off and puts on a baseball hat?’ If you watch Aaron Rodgers and Pat Mahomes and Tom Brady, when they get on the sidelines they’ve got the iPad and a coach right there.
“Where was that his rookie year? That group he was in there that rookie year, they didn’t coach him one iota, I don’t believe. So he’s moving along now.”
With the No. 1 overall pick, the Bears are in a great position to receive a sunstantial package for any team that wants to trade for it. This could set this team up for greatness for years to come.
The Bears will be looking to get past the wild-card round of the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 campaign next season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.