Cody Parkey may be the most hated man in Chicago. The criticism from Bears fans has poured in from the moment his missed the potential game-winning kick against the Philadelphia Eagles, and it’s going to be hard for him to shake this one off.
As he was leaving the field after the game, the boos rained down on him, as if he didn’t already feel bad enough.
It’s hard not to feel a little bad for Parkey. One missed kick in a critical moment will define his reputation among Bears fans, despite hitting three field goals earlier in the game.
He’s been a disappointment since signing his four-year, $15 million contract, but general manager Ryan Pace can’t get out of it very easily at this point.
If the Bears released him this offseason, they would lose just over a million dollars in cap space because of the guaranteed money still owed to him on the contract.
So boo him all you want, Bears fans, but you’re likely stuck with him for at least another season.