Smith is now a Raven (Christopher Hanewinckel - USA Today Sports)
Smith is now a Raven (Christopher Hanewinckel - USA Today Sports)

Roquan Smith writes heartfelt thank you letter to Bears fans

by - Senior Editor -

The Roquan Smith era is over in Chicago, as the Bears traded him away recently to the Baltimore Ravens.

Smith will make his Ravens debut tonight on Monday Night Football, but before he does that, he wrote a thank you letter to Bears fans and the city of Chicago.

“Dear Chicago,

Today a new chapter of my career begins, and as I write this, I’m full of gratitude. Thank you to all the Bear fans worldwide for all your love and support. Thank you to the city of Chicago for embracing me as one of your own. Thank you to Ryan Pace and his regime for believing in me. Thank you to the McCaskey Family for making my dream come true. Thank you to Dick Butkus, he knows why. Thank you to every teammate, thank you to every coach, thank you to everyone who helped me, from the trainers to the cafeteria staff; to everyone who held the standard of what being a Bear is all about.

Thank you AGAIN to every Bears fan, when my career is over, we’ll reminisce on all the good times we shared together in Chicago. I’m forever grateful for those memories.

As I begin this new chapter, I’m both excited and inspired for the journey ahead. Whatever God wants me to go through, I’ll do it chin up, chest out, sunsets…no regrets.

With love and gratitude,


Smith is in the final season of his rookie contract.

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