The Chicago Bears are looking good on the field and in the standings, so they might be rewarded with some playoff football when the time comes. But right now, we can reward their strong effort by sending them packing … to Orlando … for the Pro Bowl!
Pro Bowl voting is open and the Bears have players worth sending to the NFL’s annual all-star game. Oh, and you better believe there’s a case to be made that Chicago could send multiple players to the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2016 and several defensive standouts for the first time since 2012.
Khalil Mack is a sack machine and a game-changer on the defensive side of the ball. Eddie Jackson is Pro Football Focus’ highest-graded safety and is in the midst of a breakout season. Kyle Fuller is tied for second in the NFL with four interceptions (he’s been great since that Green Bay game, in case you haven’t noticed) as he goes about showing his break-through 2017 wasn’t a fluke. Akiem Hicks is long-past due to get the recognition he deserves as an impact defender.
And while we’re not used to Bears quarterbacks being deserving of Pro Bowl consideration, Mitch Trubisky isn’t your run-of-the-mill Chicago signal caller. Trubisky enters Week 11 ranking ninth in touchdown throws, 10th in passer rating (101.6), and 11th in yards per attempt (7.95). Oh, and he just won the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week award for Week 10.
Your vote counts and it could make the difference in sending your favorite Bears to the Pro Bow. That is, of course, unless the Bears make the Super Bowl. Because players in the Super Bowl don’t participate in Pro Bowl festivities because they have bigger fish to fry. So I guess our end game is to vote the Bears into the Pro Bowl and hope they don’t have to play in it because they’ll be too busy preparing for Super Bowl LIII. Got it? Good.