Patterson Wants Roquan Smith to Join Falcons

Bears fans remember Cordarrelle Patterson well. He also took on the role of recruiter, where he wasn’t shy about trying to get players to come to the Bears.

Now, with the Falcons, Patterson is doing the same. Sort of.

When news broke that star linebacker Roquan Smith had requested a trade after contract negotiations reached an impasse, Patterson suggested Smith come home to Georgia.

Patterson took to Twitter to not-so-subtly put it out there: “Roquan Smith is the tweet!!!!” He also changed his profile picture to an image of Smith during his college days at Georgia.

OK, Cordarrelle, we get it. You want Smith. I’m sure there are no shortage of teams that do.

But the hope is the Bears, under Ryan Poles, and Smith manage to come to an agreement, as Smith has previously expressed his desire to play his entire career in Chicago.

Star linebacker Roquan Smith has formally requested a trade as contract negotiations reached an impasse.