It's the end of an era in Chicago.
After 13 seasons roaming the middle of the Chicago defense, including eight Pro Bowl campaigns, a Defensive Player of the Year award and a trip to the Super Bowl, the Bears and linebacker Brian Urlacher are parting ways, according to Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports.
Urlacher's loss is a big blow to fans of the team, but as they wax nostalgic about the glory days, the question facing the franchise is what to do moving forward.
The list of in-house candidates is not an appealing one, so here's a look at a handful of outsiders—from free agents to rookies—that could fit the bill in the Windy City.