Brian Urlacher isnít searching for a new career path just yet
"Yeah, I’m playing a lot of golf," said Urlacher. "The first thing on my mind when I wake up isn’t working out anymore. So that's a good thing. Doesn't make me mad.’’
The 35-year-old even rejected several overtures from other teams as he has no immediate plans of returning to football in any possible role.
"My agent ... went through every scenario, what if so-and-so calls? What if they offer me $10 million?" Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune on Friday. “I don't want to play. I don't have a desire to play. I'm not in shape. I haven't been doing football stuff.”
"I’m sure I’ll miss it when it’s time to put the pads on and stuff,” added Urlacher. “But I won’t miss how my body feels when I’m done.”
Urlacher also has no interest in returning to football in a coaching capacity. He seemed sympathetic to how the coaches often work long hours especially during the regular season.
"I don’t think I would be a good coach,’’ said Urlacher. "First of all, I don't want to spend the time coaching. I feel bad for them. During the season, they work 90 hours a week. I don’t want to do that.’’
Broadcasting could also be in the cards for Urlacher in the future. Many high-profile players have turned to a career in broadcasting following retirement and FoxSport told the Tribune that it would entertain such an idea with regards to Urlacher if the former linebacker is willing to talk with the channel for a job as an analyst. However, he is in no rush discover his new career path and seems content to spend his days golfing – at least for the time being.
"I don’t think I would be very good on TV broadcasting games. 'He’s running left, he’s running right, 28 has the ball.' I don’t know,’’ said Urlacher. "We’ll see. I’ve got a lot of time to think about it.’’