I can’t imagine it’s ever easy to process the news that one of your teammates – someone with whom you’ve been close for several years – has been traded.
But to have to do it in front of everyone while at a weekly session with the media? That’s brutal.
So it was for Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith at the moment of the Robert Quinn trade. It was indeed rough. You can see how it played out:
You know this one is going to sting in the locker room, and you just have to hope that the staff are ready to help the players through it. You don’t want to lose that sense of positivity that they had been building.