The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers rivalry will heat up even more in the 2016 NFL Season after Josh Sitton joined the Bears after being released by the Packers last week.
According to ESPN, Sitton will be staying in the NFC North but will be playing for the Bears after getting a three-year deal worth $21.75 million with about $10 million guaranteed.
The unlikely cut from the Packers may have hurt Sitton, according to NFL rumors, that he signed with their long-time rivals. He was one of the best guards in the league and it was a shocking move by Green Bay to waive him.
The 30-year-old Sitton has 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, his team from 2008 to 2015.
Sitton played eight seasons in Green Bay totaling 121 games and starting 112 of which and has been consistent on the offensive line.
NFL rumors had Sitton linked to other teams like the New Orleans Saints. But from the Bears lineup, Sitton is more needed in Chicago. The Bears need help at left guard and center after Matt Slauson, Nate Chandler and Manny Ramirez did not make the cut this season.
According to new reports, Sitton will take over at the left guard spot for Chicago. The Bears and Sitton meet the Packers on October 21 and December 19 in the 2016 NFL regular season.