Chicago Bears: Robbie Gould requests trade, wants to return home

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Chicago Bears fans may get their wish of seeing Robbie Gould return after all.

The Chicago Bears need a kicker — badly. Fans have wanted to see Robbie Gould back in the navy and orange for a while now, and now, they may get their wish.

Gould has officially requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers, after extenuating contract negotiations. Things have gone south in a hurry between the two sides, and it looks like he may be on his way out. It’s just a matter of time.

Of course, with it being draft week, it is a perfect time to make such a request on Gould’s part. It also helps expedite things a bit between the Bears and 49ers, should the two discuss a deal.

Spoiler alert: They will.

Gould has spent a ton of time in Chicago still, considering his wife and kids are there. He considers it his home, all things considered. Gould has been tweeting hints about returning to Chicago all offseason long, and fans have been wondering just when the deal would happen.

Recently, he took his boys to a Cubs game. He’s also been working out in Chicago. He hasn’t really spent as much time in any other city. He’s made it crystal clear what he wants.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter went on to say, in his most recent post about the issue, that Gould would like to come back to Chicago. It doesn’t seem like he has any other teams in mind at this time.

"“The 36-year-old Gould indicated that he has gotten tired of 14 months of futile contract negotiations and wants to be closer to his wife and children in Chicago”"

Gould left Chicago and went on to have his most successful seasons as a pro, statistically speaking. As the second-most accurate kicker in the history of the game, getting him back on board for a Super Bowl run would be a major uplift to the roster as a whole.

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Some people may not give the kicker position much thought, but Gould is the real deal.