The Latest Chapter in the Bears-Giants Rivalry is Playing Out on Twitter

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The Latest Chapter in the Bears-Giants Rivalry is Playing Out on Twitter

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The Chicago Bears and New York Giants have been playing in the NFL for a long time. Only the Niners, Rams, Cardinals, Vikings, Lions, and Packers have squared off more times against the Bears than the Giants. These teams have had iconic moments against each other over the years. Whether you want to discuss NFL Championship Game tales or Devin Hester’s missed field goal return, this rivalry has delivered chapters upon chapters since its first game in 1925.

And the latest chapter is being written on Twitter.

It begins with Giants quarterback Daniel Jones catching a stray from Bears safety Jaquan Brisker. Because, as Jones was securing the bag in a multi-year extension from New York, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson was getting tagged in Baltimore. And in response to the news, Brisker tweeted this:

This is what keeping it real looks like. And, in fairness to Brisker, he isn’t wrong in feeling strongly about a player like Jones cashing in while an MVP like Jackson is stuck in no-mans-land tag limbo. Before this one magical season, what had Jones done to deserve the benefit of the doubt? Nothing, that’s what. But, naturally, not everyone is going to agree. It wouldn’t be the first time two athletes were beefing on the bird app.

So it was no surprise that Giants receiver Darius Slayton dropped a spicy reply when he got ahold of Brisker’s tweet:

Well played, Slayton. And respect for standing up for your quarterback. But you couldn’t quote tweet Brisker’s tweet? Had to go and quote tweet a screenshot from a content generator? Boooooo. C’mon, man. If you’re gonna do Twitter beef (in a fun and responsible manner) then do it man-to-man. Get in those replies and hash it out one-on-one. Do it directly or don’t do it at all.

Maybe Slayton chose this route because he is about to hit free agency. And for what it’s worth, Slayton was on our radar as a potential Bears target when the Giants were shopping him as they were trying to clear cap space. Let the record show Slayton’s former position coach in New York is Tyke Tolbert. And Tolbert currently serves as the Bears’ receivers coach. Hey, the Bears still need a receiver (or two). Perhaps Brisker and Slayton can hash out things if they become teammates. Wouldn’t that be a fun way to close this chapter in Bears-Giants history?

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.