Appearing on NFL Network, Briggs was asked if he ever wanted to punch Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, with whom he played six seasons in Chicago (2009-14).
“There have been times, yeah,” Briggs said with a smile. “Why didn’t I do it? Because out of respect.”
Briggs didn’t stop with Cutler.
The seven-time Pro Bowler playfully listed all of the ex-Bears quarterbacks he wanted to punch: Craig Krenzel, Caleb Hanie, Rex Grossman, Kordell Stewart and Jonathan Quinn.
"Yes, I wanted to punch [Quinn] because the defense was on the field 90 plays a game [in 2004],” Briggs laughed.
As for Grossman: “I wanted to punch Rex Grossman in Miami [where the Bears lost Super Bowl XLI to the Indianapolis Colts],” Briggs said.
Two former Bears quarterbacks to escape Briggs’ wrath: Kyle Orton and Brian Griese.
Briggs said he didn’t want to punch either of those two.
Briggs, 34, is currently a free agent. The weakside linebacker started only eight games for the Bears last season before going on injured reserve because of a groin injury.