How Many Bears Are Going to Make the Pro Bowl? And Other Bullets

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How Many Bears Are Going to Make the Pro Bowl? And Other Bullets

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The Chicago Bears didn’t get anyone voted into the Pro Bowl last season, but still sent two representatives. Despite that, it would be somewhat of a surprise if they sent two more in a year in which the loss column features double digits once again.

We’ll find out who’s in and who’s out after 7 p.m., but in the meantime, you can check in on the odds of a handful of your favorite players making the leap to Pro Bowl status via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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  • Head Coach John Fox believed Mitch Trubisky played one of his best games of the year on Saturday. No, seriously. But over at Windy City Gridiron, Robert Zeglinski confirms what we saw against the Lions. Trubisky didn’t play well … and that’s OK because rookie quarterbacks struggle. Always have. Always will.
  • Personally, I am at peace knowing Trubisky’s play will send us on a wave emotion. The highs will feel great, the lows … not so much. HOWEVER, it’s OK to be honest regarding Trubisky’s development. Take some good from the bad. Note the bad in the good times. Everything can be a teachable moment if viewed through the proper light.
  • Nothing exemplifies the ride like following Doug Farrar’s weekly quarterback power rankings. Last week, the Bleacher Report QB guru listed Trubisky ninth after his shredding of the Cincinnati Bengals. Taking a step back in Week 15 dropped Trubisky all the way down to 24. Eek. As Farrar notes, Trubisky gets two chances to end his rookie season on a high note with a home game against the Browns and a season-ending game against a Minnesota Vikings team that could rest starters in order to be as healthy as possible heading into the playoffs.
  • Hopefully, more signs of progress are in order starting Sunday against a Browns team that can lock up the No. 1 overall pick with a loss (or a win by the New York Giants) on Sunday. The Bears are a safe bet to secure a top-10 pick and in the mix to draft in the top-5. In any case, Chicago is in a good place anyway based on the number of teams picking behind them who could conceivably trade up for a quarterback.
  • Based on scenarios conducted by The New York Times’ simulation device, losses to the Browns and Vikings would give the Bears a 39 percent chance at landing the No. 3 pick. As it stands, the Bears have an 11 percent chance of moving into the top-3. But if Trubisky plays well and makes progress, does draft position matter that much to you? I’d think not.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.