Khalil Mack, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Eddie Jackson will be joined by a familiar face at the Pro Bowl.
Cornerback Kyle Fuller is getting the nod … again:
Joining da crew in Orlando.
Congrats, Kyle Fuller! pic.twitter.com/ISgbK6vO1J
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 9, 2020
For Fuller, this is his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance. But unlike last year, he gets the call as a replacement. Fuller will fill in for Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is skipping out on the festivities to nurse an injury.
Fuller joins Mack and Jackson as Pro Bowl players on a defense that ranked eighth in yardage allowed, fourth in points, and eighth in Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric. Last year, Fuller was one of eight Bears players to make the trip to the all-star showcase game in Orlando. And while the crew isn’t rolling as deep as it did a year ago, it is always nice to see a quality cornerback get some recognition (even if Fuller had a down year compared to the lofty standards he set the previous two seasons).
As players bow out of the Pro Bowl, even more Bears could join the party. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman and punt returner Tarik Cohen were named as Pro Bowl alternates. So if someone at their respective positions backs out, they are in line to scoop up invites. So let’s keep our eyes on who’s in and who’s out in the coming weeks.