Kicker Cody Parkey has a long road to travel if he ever wants Chicago Bears fans to believe in him next season. And, sorry Bears fans, but Parkey will most likely be back thanks to his contract. According to Spotrac, if the Bears release him they will be paying him around $5.2 million to sit at home on his couch.
Fortunately for him, some of Parkey’s Bears teammates have already gone to bat for him in the media.
Kyle Long told Parkey, “Dude, you had like half of our points today.”
Akiem Hicks said, “You support your guy, because he’s there all day. He doesn’t want to miss a kick.”
After tweeting, #thankunext, Bryant followed up with some motivational words for the beleaguered kicker.
“We’ve all been here Cody but if you wanna win back the city you gotta get back in the lab and have a historic season next year to bury this one,” Bryant wrote. “I’m happy for my #EaglesNation but as a fellow pro athlete you gotta grind harder and double down #noexcuses #JGSD justgetsh*tdone.”
Dwyane Wade also weighed in on Twitter.
Bryant and Wade are right. And so are the Bears players that spoke out. The loss should definitely not all be on Parkey.
That being said, fans are gonna fan… and Parkey’s gonna Parkey.