Mike Brown, one of the Bears’ biggest impact players before injuries and age robbed him of his speed, signed today with the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s a shame, really, because Brown was one of the few Bears of recent vintage who knew how to make the big play. In fact, the 31-year-old safety is the Bears’ all-time leading defensive scorer, with seven touchdowns to his credit.
Who could forget his interception in overtime that beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Bears’ magical 13-3 season in 2001?
It’s unfortunate that Brown and the Bears had to part company. I’m not so sure, personally, that this is a decision that the Bears had to make. You can’t tell me that an older Brown still isn’t better than most of the safeties on the Bears’ roster today.