For many athletes, starting and ending your career in the same city is always a blessing. And now, for Charles Tillman and the Chicago Bears, it is becoming realistic.
Tillman plans to sign a one day contract with the Bears and retire a Bear.
Tillman was drafted by the Bear in 2003 and spent 12 years with the team. He played last season with the Carolina Panthers.
As a Bear, he is the all-time leader in defensive touchdowns with nine, interception returned for touchdowns with eight, and interception return yards with 675 in franchise history. He’s also third
in interceptions. His hard work earned him two trips to the Pro Bowl.
While with the Bears, he helped win them three NFC North Titles. In 2013, Tillman won the NFL Walter Payton Man on the Year Award. This award is awarded to a player each year for their community service as well as their performance in the field.
But, don’t think we will not be seeing him on our televisions on Sunday. Tillman will be joining the “Fox NFL Kickoff” team this fall. The show airs at 10 a.m. on Sundays during the NFL season. Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt is also part of the show.
Below is the video Tillman posted to announce his retirement: https://youtu.be/o8K_LyWja5o