Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester closed out an emotionally draining 2012 season by informing reporters that he would consider retirement this offseason.

After a month of introspection, Hester now believes he would benefit from a "fresh start" while playing two or three more years.

Frustrated that coaches have been unsuccessful in carving out an offensive package similar to Randall Cobb's in Green Bay, Hester no longer wants to play wide receiver if he stays in Chicago.

The 30-year-old has been accused of being mentally and emotionally weak because he tends to check out of games if he's not heavily involved. Hester acknowledged as much over the weekend.