Last week, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signed a 1-year deal with the Chicago Bears and he had some ultimate motivation to do so.
The safety sees greatness coming to the Bears and he wants a chance to get a Super Bowl ring while still being in his the prime of his career as opposed to waiting until he’s old.
“You see so many guys get to the end of their successful careers and now they’re trying to chase a ring,” Clinton-Dix said, via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. “I have the opportunity to do that in my prime. Like I said, if you ask me, Chicago was an Eddie Jackson (playoff appearance) away from winning a Super Bowl last year. So if there was any way I could come on to this team and contribute and make plays and get my name back out there, I’m excited about that.”
Clinton-Dix reference to Jackson was him missing the playoff game against the Eagles due to injury.
As far as his time in Green Bay, he had this to say:
“I don’t know,” he said of the reasons for his departure. “I did everything right. And I did what I was asked to do. I think they were just looking for change. My time was up. I watched so many guys come in and do all the right things, and things just didn’t work out in Green Bay. So that’s what I had on my shoulders going into year five there. I had to treat every game like it was an interview. And I did just that.”
This one-year deal and good play on the field could set Dix up for a nice payday during the offseason.
In 84 career games, Clinton-Dix has recorded 456 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 14 interceptions.