Lance Briggs : Bears star linebacker Announces Retirement

Lance Briggs : Bears star linebacker Announces Retirement

Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire.

Briggs, 34, is a free agent, but he has decided to join CSN Chicago full time as an analyst for Bears games.

“I haven’t filed my papers yet, but I’m ready to get behind the camera,” Briggs said Wednesday during an appearance on a Cubs broadcast. “Now if somebody called me and said, ‘Hey Lance, we’d like you to come play football,’ I’m going to say I’m happily retired. If they say, ‘Hey Lance, we’re going to offer you this,’ I’m going to say, ‘There’s a good chance you’ve got a new football player.’”

Briggs was a seven-time Pro Bowl player in 12 seasons in Chicago. But he had played in just 17 games the past two years due to injuries. He finished as the No. 2 tackler in Bears history.

“I’m really happy with my career and with the way it’s gone,” Briggs said on the Cubs broadcast. “I’m happy I can walk away healthy.”