Brian Urlacher has been known as one of the best defensive players in the NFL since entering the league in 2000.

Now, he seems to be making headlines off the field.

Multiple reports say the Bears linebacker is dating former Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy. The two were seen eating dinner in Beverly Hills Tuesday night at a steak house. The couple tried to sneak out the back of the restaurant, but was spotted by the paparazzi.  

Both McCarthy and Urlacher have been romantically linked with other celebrities in the past.

The model and television personality was once married to actor and director John Mallory Asher. After the two split in 2005, McCarthy dated Jim Carrey. The couple broke up in 2010.

Urlacher was seeing socialite Paris Hilton a few years ago.

We met, had a good time in Vegas, and she came to a game. That was about it. She's a nice girl. And a busy girl -- she goes all out. I don't know what the big deal was. I was single, and we hung out for a while, said Urlacher of the relationship.

It's unknown how long the two have been seeing each other. Last week, McCarthy talked to Access Hollywood about meeting a man in the Dominican Republic. She was there filming the reality TV show Love in the Wild.