Bears’ Players honored with Pro Bowl selections


Carter Horan

The city of Chicago and people of Lake Forest gather around their TV sets Sunday morning to watch the best team in Chicago- the Bears. Currently 10-4 after beating the likes of the top-ranked LA Rams and Green Bay Packers, it’s been fun for fans in the Navy and Orange. Coached by Lake Bluff resident Matt Nagy, he’s made the most out of his first year at Soldier Field, and it’s clear that he’s not leaving anytime soon. This week, the NFC and AFC announced their annual Pro Bowl selections. It’s an honor to be selected, yet every year you see athletes drop out to avoid the risk of injury. Unfortunately, the Pro Bowl isn’t known as the most popular all-star event in sports, but it’s still an incredible achievement for NFL players. Last year, Running back Jordan Howard replaced an injured starter as the only Bear to represent the Windy City in Orlando. But this year, a total of five Bears have been selected with representatives on both sides of the ball and seven more were voted as alternates for the occasion.

Chicago Bears Selected (5): RS Tarik Cohen, CB Kyle Fuller, DT Akiem Hicks, FS Eddie Jackson (injured), OLB Khalil Mack

Alternates (7): QB Mitchell Trubisky, TE Trey Burton, C Cody Whitehair, LT Charles Leno, OLB Leonard Floyd, LB Roquan Smith, LB Danny Trevathan