Chicago needs a kicker.
That worthy is evident after Friday’s allege from NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that the Bears intend to release embattled booter Cody Parkey when the contemporary league year begins on March 13.
The journeyman Parkey landed in Chicago in 2018 the build he converted 23 of 30 abnormal-season subject-aim tries, lacking three between 30-39 yards and three extra-level tries. By the time the Bears made the playoffs, Parkey had not reasonably ingratiated himself to the Chicago fanbase. And then, the Double Doink took build.
Parkey’s final-2nd miss in Chicago’s Wild Card Weekend loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and subsequent interview on “The As of late Point to” assured his departure from the membership after loyal one campaign.
With Parkey exiting, amongst the Bears’ alternatives in their strive and switch forward is to review backward and in opposition to a solid-off fan favorite: Robbie Gould.
The 36-year-broken-down kicker is an impending free agent after two seasons in San Francisco. Gould spent the majority of his 14-year career with the Bears and stated Friday that he understands the Chicago fan wicked’s demands for his return.
“Once a Undergo constantly a Undergo,” Gould stated, per the Associated Press. “I genuinely mean that. Here’s the build I spent 11 years of my life playing for an superior group. I’ve developed heaps of gigantic relationships for the length of the city but moreover the group, loyal savor I’ve accomplished in Peaceable York, loyal savor I’ve accomplished in San Francisco. Will it happen? I contain no concept.”
Gould has been an ace for the Niners over the final two seasons, knocking in 72 of 75 subject-aim attempts and leading the league in subject-aim share (97.1) in 2018. San Francisco can franchise-attach Gould if it deems match and support the Chicago resident by the Bay for one other season.
“They contain the different to derive a contract accomplished with me,” Gould defined. “Clearly, they contain got distinctive rights to chat to me except free company opens. There isn’t any motive not to. … At this level, I am loyal playing being around my younger folk and never genuinely apprehensive in regards to the soccer contract.”
After 11 seasons with the group, Gould used to be launched by the Bears before the 2016 season with two years final on his deal. He left as the franchise’s all-time scoring leader. Might presumably he return a savior?
“The McCaskey family (owners) modified my family’s life,” Gould stated. “They gave us heaps of gigantic opportunities in a single in every of the ideal sports cities you are going to ever derive. I am grateful that they gave me that different. I may maybe maybe be without ruin grateful. My younger folk may maybe maybe be raised Bears fans. Here’s dwelling.”
The closing date to franchise- or transition-attach a participant is March 5. If Gould is just not below contract in San Francisco by then, the Bears myth may maybe maybe well return dwelling to a fan wicked desperate for a acquainted face and an loyal kicker.