It has been pretty clear for a while now that Akiem Hicks was not returning to the Chicago Bears in 2022. He has been a superstar-level defensive lineman for a long time and has been a part of a very good Bears pass rush. Even though the writing was on the wall, there was still hope.
Now, that hope is gone as he has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He went from playing on a pretty bad Chicago Bears team over the last few years to singing with a team that is a legit threat to win the Super Bowl.