Brian Urlacher has been the face of the Chicago Bears for the majority of his 13 seasons. He was a critical part of Lovie Smith's Cover 2 defense, but with a new coaching regime in place, the logical time to part ways could be this off season.

It seems weird that there's a distinct possibility that No. 54 will be playing elsewhere in 2013, but we've yet to hear anything official from the Bears regarding a new contract. Rumors circulated that he would be a candidate to play for Lovie if he were to coach in 2013, but with Coach Smith sitting a year out, the door crept open for Urlacher to stay in Chicago. Then the rumors started that he may follow Rod Marinelli to Dallas, but there's been nothing substantial from Cowboys camp about a possible move to Big D.

In fact we haven't heard much of anything from Urlacher, until today.

Earlier on the Waddle and Silvy Show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, Urlacher made his desire to stay in Chicago pretty clear.