Akiem Hicks opens up to Bears fans with impromptu Q&A originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
It’s February 23rd. The Super Bowl was over two weeks ago. We don’t have an NFL Combine and free agency doesn’t open up for another three weeks. The draft is barely a blip on the horizon. In other words, we are in the dark age of the NFL calendar. Luckily Akiem Hicks hopped on Twitter Monday night to host an impromptu Q&A session to give us all something to read besides endless Deshaun Watson and Sam Darnold trade speculation posts.
His answers spanned a wide range of topics, from football, to food and friends. Here are some of the best moments:
To start, Hicks pointed to new defensive coordinator Sean Desai to answer why he thought the Bears could field a top-three defense again:
But he wasn’t about to go in depth with x’s and o’s in case the Lions or Packers hopped in the thread:
As for an up-and-coming player to keep an eye on, Hicks didn’t narrow things down:
Of course Deshaun Watson rumors came up too:
Someone asked what Hicks’ favorite win was:
And how much he missed having fans at Soldier Field in 2020:
When talking about favorite teammates, Hicks’ singled out some former Bears:
Speaking of former teammates, who would win in arm wrestling match between him and Kyle Long?:
Everyone’s always looking for new T.V. recs too:
And of course the most important question of them all: Dogs and beef, or Deep dish?