Two Chicago Bears players were snubbed from the Pro Bowl

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These two Chicago Bears were snubbed from the 2020 Pro Bowl

Here’s the thing, we all know the Pro Bowl selection is usually a joke and more of a popularity contest than anything. This year might be an even bigger joke as the Pro Bowl is not even happening live, instead, some players selected will face off in Madden. The simulations will take place over a week-long event that also includes celebrities, NFL legends and even streamers. Who knows, maybe this will be better than the Pro Bowl itself?

When we look at this Chicago Bears roster, I see plenty of Pro Bowl worthy talent. Unfortunately, that talent has not come together as a team often enough and only two players from the Bears roster made the 2021 Pro Bowl — Khalil Mack and Cordarrelle Patterson.

Honestly, Mack should probably not be included in the Pro Bowl this season. He is joining Za’Darius Smith of the Packers and Jason Pierre-Paul of the Buccaneers. Haason Reddick is one name for example who deserves to be in over Mack. Reddick has 11 sacks on the year for the Cardinals. He also has five forced fumbles and 14 more solo tackles. Mack only has eight sacks and could find himself without double-digit sacks for the second year in a row.

Cordarrelle Patterson made the Pro Bowl as a kick returner and I cannot argue against that selection. Patterson has one kickoff return for a touchdown this year and is a constant threat when he gets his hands on the football. However, he is not the only player on this Chicago Bears roster worthy of a Pro Bowl nod, and no, I am not referring to Allen Robinson.