Three days ago, the Seahawks and middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu parted ways. And with Tatupu looking for his next job in the NFL, there’s a chance he could land in Chicago.
Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com reports that mutual interest exists between the Bears and Tatupu. On the surface, it makes sense, given that former Seahawks G.M. Tim Ruskell has Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo’s ear at Halas Hall. But if Tatupu is looking to continue to be a starting middle linebacker, Chicago isn’t his best option.
Then again, playing second fiddle to Brian Urlacher could be Tatupu’s only option.
If it happens that way, the question will become whether he left more on the table in Seattle on a reduced salary than what he’s ultimately getting with a new team. It wouldn’t be the first time that a player ended up getting even less elsewhere after he refused to take less than he was supposed to get with his former team.