Josh Sitton was surprisingly cut by the Green Bay Packers weeks before the regular season started. There were speculations that the veteran signed with the Chicago Bears because he was mad at the Packers’ decision to waive him.
In a recent interview, Sitton denied that his feeling for Green Bay was a factor but that he likes Chicago because he’ll stay in the same division and he likes the weather there compared to the other teams that offered him a contract.
“Honestly, it didn’t have anything to do with sticking it to the Packers. I’m more familiar with the division. [Chicago is] close to where I was. I like the weather up here. We had a few other teams interested. It’s too damn hot in the south,” Sitton stated to ESPN.com.
NFL rumors had Sitton linked to the New Orleans Saints but he chose Chicago, which is expected to give him a starting role. The Bears will likely play Sitton at left guard or center.
The Bears have not been very good the last few years but they have a heated rivalry with the Packers. The rivalry will heat up even more in the 2016 season with Sitton moving to Green Bay’s rival team.
Sitton made the NFL Pro Bowl squad three times in his career in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and has been a productive player for the Packers for the last eight seasons.
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The Bears vs. Packers rivalry continues this season when Green Bay and Chicago face off on October 21 and December 19 for their regular season match-ups.
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