Brian Urlacher may have eventually found somewhere to play in 2013, but he decided the allure of retiring after wearing nothing but the iconic "C" of the Chicago Bears on his helmet was too important to pass up.
Since Urlacher took to Twitter to make his announcement, we thought we'd take to Twitter to see what was being said about the legendary Chicago linebacker.
From the Arizona Cardinals, the opponent that faced the wrath of his best game.
From the Bears #1 Draft pick, Kyle Long.
Loved the way Urlacher played. Wish I could have spent some time on the same team with him. Heck of a career— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) May 22, 2013
From actor and comedian Denis Leary.
Brian Urlacher was so tough his middle name should have been Ditka.— Denis Leary (@denisleary) May 22, 2013
From former Bear Matt Toeaina.
@burlacher54 was 1st player to introduce himself to me when I arrived to the locker room in '07. The ultimate teammate. HOF— (@JimmyFlySnuka75) May 22, 2013
From current Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas.
Congrats on 13 years of greatness Big Guy! Thank you for everything.— J.T.3. (@TheRealJT3) May 22, 2013
From current Bears wide out Earl Bennett.
Great player... Great teammate... Awesome person!!!!— earl bennett (@Agent_Orange80) May 22, 2013
From Sports Illustrated's Peter King.
Brian Urlacher picked the Brian Urlacher way to retire: understated, not looking for spotlight. A winner. Gave it all he had.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) May 22, 2013
From former Bear Hunter Hillenmeyer.
@burlacher54 was the most coachable superstar, best locker room leader I ever played with. Proud to call him a teammate for 8 seasons— Hunter Hillenmeyer (@hthill) May 22, 2013
From Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Just spoke w Urlacher. Honestly seems happy with his decision and insisted he only wanted to play with one team— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) May 22, 2013
From the Seattle Seahawks.