Did you know that the Chicago Bears have had 24 players names to the NFL Pro Bowl in the last ten years? There are 19 different players, with a couple of players getting the honor multiple times. Who have been the Bears in recent years to represent the franchise in the Pro Bowl
2023 Chicgao Bears Pro Bowlers: Jaylon Johnson, Montez Sweat
This year, the Chicago Bears have two new Pro Bowlers in Jaylon Johnson and Montez Sweat. For Sweat, it is impressive that he was able to make the Pro Bowl while playing half of the season with the Washington Commanders and the other half with the Chicago Bears. I am sure you have heard the stat about how he led two teams in sacks this past year. That alone gets him in the Pro Bowl. All of that, and he signed a massive extension in the middle of the season.
Jaylon Johnson feels like he has been growing towards this. He had been getting better every year, and when he left training camp without a contract, there was a thought that he could make the Bears literally pay for that decision. He had the best year of his career and added the ball skills that the team was looking for to make him a top-tier player. He was not only a Pro Bowler, but he was also made the All-Pro. Now, the question is, how does this impact Jaylon Johnson on the open market?
2022 Chicago Bears Pro Bowlers: Roquan Smith
This one is a little bit awkward. Technically, Roquan Smith made the Pro Bowl with the Chicago Bears. That is because he started the 2022 season on the Chicago Bears. However, as most fans will tell you, it is quite interesting that Smith went from zero Pro Bowls in four years with the Bears to two straight Pro Bowls with the Ravens.
Smith was even named second-team All-Pro in both 2020 and 2021, but he did not make a Pro Bowl with the team. He was good in those seasons, and once he got on a defense that was able to highlight his skills and he got with a team that was winning enough to show his value, he started to get recognition. Still, it is clear that it did not start until then. So, this is a bit of an interesting twist. Considering the team went onto pick first overall, it may not be a shock that he was the only Bears player to make the Pro Bowl in 2022.