Charles Tillman has been a staple of the Chicago Bears for the past 11 seasons. He's played some of his best football in recent years and will go down as the best cornerback in franchise history. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row his season has ended due to a torn right triceps.
From ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan:
The #Bears are planning on placing starting CB Charles Tillman (triceps) on season-ending injured reserve, a source said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 15, 2014
Peanut was injured in the second half of last night's game and after talking with the trainers on the sideline, cameras caught him with tears running down his face and at that point everyone seemed to know. Tillman returned to the Bears on a one year deal this year after testing free agency. The 33-year-old 12-year veteran has played his entire career for the Bears and ranks third in team history in interceptions with 36.
This is likely the end of the road for Tillman, which is unfortunate for the fan favorite. He was a second round pick back in 2003. Rookie first round pick Kyle Fuller will have to step up and was able to show his potential last night by notching two interceptions after sliding over the injured Tillman.
Do you think this will be it for Tillman's career?