Choose your Bears jersey wisely
Despite being unemployed since March and retired since May, Brian Urlacher's jersey finished 10th in sales from April 1-June 30, according to nflshop.com. Throughout his 13-year career, Urlacher was consistently one of the league's best linebackers, and his jersey was consistently among the most popular. For a fan dropping $100 or more on an authentic jersey, that kind of reliability is invaluable.
Bears training camp starts this week, and that means it's time for fans to re-evaluate their game day jersey. You can't go wrong with a retired player, especially with so many legendary Bears to choose from. But if you're looking for a current Bear, here are RedEye's tips with their ranking on the Brian Urlacher Jersey Reliability Scale.Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye Sports' Facebook page.
By Jack M Silverstein, for RedEye
CHARLES TILLMAN – 9 out of 10
With 10 seasons of excellence apiece, Tillman and Briggs have similar jersey reliability credentials. Tillman gets the bump for two reasons. First, he's going to go down as the best cornerback in Bears history. Second, Briggs has been among the most popular Bears since 2005, so his jersey is in wider circulation than Tillman's. If you're looking to stand out, Tillman's the man.