Five Chicago Bears we’d love to have over for Thanksgiving dinner

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These three Chicago Bears would be invited to my Thanksgiving feast

Alright, these next three players are not only worthy of being on my guest list, but they are also the epitome of hard work and great character. I am thankful these three are on the team.

Akiem Hicks, DT/DE

When it comes to Akiem Hicks, how could you not want to have him over to your house for Thanksgiving dinner? Like Tarik Cohen, Hicks is one of my favorite follows on social media. He has some great humor to him too. Hicks might eat more of the food than Cohen and David Montgomery, but it would be worth having to make extra.

Although I am thankful that we have had Akiem Hicks to cheer for, we also need to understand he’s not going to be on the team in 2022. We also need to come to the understanding that is okay. Hicks has been a beast, but he’s also struggled to stay on the field due to injuries over the years.

Roquan Smith, ILB

When it comes to this roster, there are only a few players who I am excited about. Roquan Smith has to be extended. He is the best, young player on the defense. He is elite and an All-Pro in my opinion. I don’t care if he doesn’t get that recognition by those who snubbed him last year…he is easily a top-three inside linebacker in the NFL. He already has 110 combined tackles in only 10 games. That’s insane.

Smith might not be the biggest personality on the team, but knowing he should be the future of this defense for many more years, I’d want to hang out and get to know him.

Jaylon Johnson, CB

Another important part of the Chicago Bears future is Jaylon Johnson. He is quickly becoming my favorite player on the defense. He’s not as dominant as Roquan Smith, but I have a soft spot for corners who wear the number 33. Charles “Peanut” Tillman is one of my all-time favorite players and Johnson is doing a great job filling in that jersey number.

Johnson has eight pass deflections this season and his first NFL interception. Receivers are only seeing a 54.5 percent completion rate while being defended by Johnson. He is going to be a cornerstone piece of this team going forward and another guy I’d love to get to know better.

Who are the five players you’d want to eat Thanksgiving dinner with?