Devin Hester acknowledged in late December that the Chicago Bears have a "tough decision" on his future in the Windy City as he approaches free agency.

One touchdown shy of breaking his tie with Deion Sanders for most return touchdowns in NFL history, Hester has stated his preference to set a new mark while finishing his career with the Bears.

If the front office views the 31-year-old as a luxury rather than a necessity while attempting to rebuild a decrepit defense, don't be surprised if Lovie Smith lures him to the Tampa Bay region.