When cornerbacks begin to draw near the end of their careers, especially when they have the size of Chicago Bears star Charles Tillman, there is always the possibility that they could make the switch to safety in order to extend their career by a few years.
For Tillman, who is on the injured reserve list, there will be plenty of time to think about his future.
Tillman is set to be a free agent after the season, but he has already ruled out a potential move to safety, according to the Chicago Tribune. While Tillman is set to be 33-years-old next season, he still believes he has what it takes to remain at corner.
Unfortunately for Tillman, his play has clearly declined and he is a shell of the player he once was.
We have been watching Tillman get beat in coverage much more than we are used to seeing and it is unlikely the Bears would give him the amount of money he is looking for when he is clearly taking steps back.
Don’t be surprised if we see a situation very similar to Brian Urlacher’s from a year ago.