The NFL announced the 2013 Pro Bowl rosters, and five Chicago Bears have been named starters.
Five Chicago Bears players have been named to the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, and all have been designated as starters:
- DT Henry Melton (1st time selected)
- CB Tim Jennings (1st)
- CB Charles Tillman (2nd)
- DE Julius Peppers (8th)
- WR Brandon Marshall (4th)
Melton has been touted by many as being the most disruptive DT/NT in the league this season, and Jennings leads the entire NFL in interceptions this season (8). It is worth remembering that just a season ago, Jennings was benched due to performance, and Chicago Bears fans know how hard it can be to get out of Lovie Smith's dog house.
Marshall has already set two franchise receiving records in only his first season in Chicago (total receptions and receiving yards), and is likely to own many more before it's all said and done.
Peppers and Tillman are both among the veteran leaders on this Bears defense, and neither are a surprise selection this season.
Most notably left off the roster is LB Lance Briggs, who had previously made seven straight Pro Bowls (2005-2011) for the Chicago Bears.
Complete rosters can be seen here: - LINK -
Your thoughts on the selection? Should all five have been named starters? Any snubs you notice?