Editorial

Bears Kicker Eddy Pineiro Complains About ‘Exhausting’ Competition

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The Chicago Bears were a missed kick away from their first playoff win in nearly a decade last year, which means their kicker competition has garnered more attention than usual.

The competition in Chicago is currently between Eddy Pineiro and Ellott Fry. Pineiro told the team’s website Monday that the competition is “exhausting,” complaining about the pressure of competing for his job. (RELATED: Matt Nagy Throws Rocket Pass During Chicago Bears Training Camp)

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 06: Cody Parkey #1 of the Chicago Bears reacts after missing a field goal attempt in the final moments of their 15 to 16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Soldier Field on January 06, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cody Parkey #1 of the Chicago Bears reacts after missing a field goal attempt in the final moments of their 15 to 16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Soldier Field on January 06, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

“Yeah, it’s a little exhausting,” Pineiro said. “Just every day you feel like, Oh damn, if I miss this kick am I going to get cut? Are they going to trade for somebody else?”

Pineiro makes roughly half a million dollars a year, and he’s complaining about competing for his job? Please.

Plenty of people without Pineiro’s economic security have to compete for their job on a daily basis. The last thing they want to hear is some privileged NFL player complaining about how tough they’ve got it.

Pineiro needs a reality check. It looks like he got one the other night.

Who knows how the kicker competition will turn out. But, Pineiro certainly didn’t gain any fans with his comments this week.