Butkus scored the first points of his career on November 9, 1969, when he tackled Steelers quarterback Dick Shiner in the end zone for a safety . He also recorded 25 tackles in the game, and for his efforts was recognized as the NFL Defensive Player of the Week by the AP.  That 38–7 win for the Bears was their only one of the season; they finished with a 1–13 record, which was the worst in franchise history. Additionally, Butkus' five-year contract had reached its end. A number of Bears players, including Butkus, expressed interest in being traded or cut by the team,  but he signed a multi-year contract extension prior to the 1970 season to remain in Chicago.  The contract raised his salary from $50,000 per year to nearly $100,000 per year. 
PS: I’m not making excuses for my training regime. I’m not hating. I believe we are all free to do what we want with our bodies and I have nothing against steroids. In a world where people drink and smoke all the time, I certainly wouldn’t judge someone for wanting to look ripped and swole. I still workout plenty and am very committed to my physique, however, I would prefer to still fit into a suit then be massive. But to each their own. The only reason I write all of this is to educate all of those that are buying into the idea that protein powder and creatine will ever achieve a body like Simeon’s. Don’t buy into the hype and stay thirsty my friends.