Not every longtime Bears defensive star remains on good terms with the team.
“I guarantee you I will retire as a Chicago Bear,” Tillman told 670 The Score.
“The Bears and I are in good spirits,” he said. “There’s no bad blood, there’s nothing. We are in good spirits. There’s no bad blood with myself or Coach [Marc] Trestman. Like, everything is good. We’re are all on good terms.”
There’s some easy dot-connecting that could put Tillman with former coach Lovie Smith in Tampa, but Tillman seemed optimistic he could find a way to play a 12th year with the Bears, and perhaps beyond. Of course, he might just be talking about a ceremonial retirement, in case things don’t work out as he hopes.