The Chicago Bears are arguing over a contract with star linebacker Roquan Smith. And their recent decision on its composition may affect this impasse.
On Wednesday, the Bears removed Smith from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. This means that from tomorrow Smith will be active as part of their training camp, and his absence will be fined.
Smith has already officially requested an exchange from the Bears, but the team allegedly refused his request. This move could be a sign that the bears’ final decision is about to be made.
NFL fans can’t wait to find out what it all means. Many took to Twitter and suggested that they were either going to extend Smith’s contract or had found a trading partner:
In four seasons in the NFL, Roquan Smith has become one of the NFL’s most skilful players. He recorded more than 100 rebounds in each of his seasons, even in the 2019 season shortened due to injuries.
To date, Smith has 524 tackles, 14.0 sacks, 43 tackles for loss, 17 QB hits, five interceptions and 17 passes defended. He was selected to the All-Pro twice.
Smith could be a linebacker for almost every NFL team. Although whether they will give him his money remains to be seen.
Is Roquan Smith on the verge of being renewed or will he be sold first?