The Chicago Bears are a disaster. Roquan Smith is no longer interested in helping with the cleanup.
The All-Pro linebacker and biggest star on a rebuilding roster devoid of talent officially wants out of Illinois.
The rangy off-ball defender took to his Notes app to express his appreciation
for the fans in Chicago and the history of the only NFL franchise he’s ever known.
It was a preamble to an announcement the Bears weren’t willing to meet his contract demands
as free agency looms in 2023.
“I wanted to be a Bear for my entire career, help this team
bring a super bowl [sic] back to our city,” Smith wrote, per Ian Rapoport.
“However, [Bears management] have left me no choice than to request a trade
that allows me to play for an organization that truly values what I bring to the table.”