It's a story that got Chicago Bears' fans excited and continues to keep them on the edge of their seats. 

The San Francisco 49ers slapped the franchise tag on kicker Robbie Gould after they couldn't get a new contract done.

However Gould has never signed the paperwork and instead demanded a trade out of San Francisco. 

It gave the Bears' faithful hope that Gould would be headed to Chicago has he's continuously expressed his love for the city of Chicago over the last few months. 

With the franchise tag deadline just around the corner on Monday, Gould was asked about the situation again by the San Jose Mercury News. 

“I’m not going to commit to making any decision right now . . .  I don’t really have a plan right now,” Gould said. “Obvious there is a deadline and I don’t have to make any decisions anytime soon. . . . The deadline to sign a long-term contract is Monday, and the rest of that [potential holdout] is up to me.”

There's still a chance!

Or maybe not as he was asked about the Chicago speculation. 

“I never said I want to go back there,” Gould said. “I just said I want to be closer to my family. That doesn’t necessarily mean (the Bears).”

Time will tell. 


Source: Mercury News