Tillman suggested in a statement Monday that retirement is not on his mind after tearing the same triceps for the second time in 10 months.
"As I rehab my injury, my role will transition to helping coach and support my teammates. I will be at Halas Hall and do everything I can to help our team reach its goals."
Whether Tillman returns or not, he will be regarded as not just a respected leader but also the best cornerback in franchise history.
"He's one of the reasons why I came here, having that corner," defensive end Jared Allen said. "He's a great guy. He's a great teammate. He's very dependable and accountable."