Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is feeling good about his recovery from last year’s knee injury, and he’s also feeling confident about his future in the league. Urlacher turned 34 in May, so it would be fair to wonder how many years he has left. Urlacher thinks he’s got plenty.
“I always say two to three more years,” Urlacher told ESPN 1000 in Chicago. “It all depends on how I play on the field, because if I don’t play good enough, nobody is going to want me. But if I keep playing well and at a high level, then two to three more years at least, I think.”
Urlacher reiterated that his “back feels great, my neck feels good, my muscles aren’t pulling anymore, so that’s good.” He’ll be a full participant in training camp.
Urlacher is only signed through 2012 with Chicago, but would like to explore extension talks with the Bears at some point in the near future.
“I want to be here, no doubt about that,” said Urlacher, who’s spent his whole career with the Bears. “[Club president] Ted Phillips said at the NFL owners meetings that they are going to wait until the season is over to address my situation. That’s the mindset I’m taking into this.
“When the season is over, then we’ll talk about it.”