The NFL Network's annual list of the top 100 players in the NFL is compiled by the players themselves. No one is really sure which players or how many players are asked, but we can rest assured that some players are polled.
The latest Chicago Bears player to appear on the list is cornerback Tim Jennings. He checks in at number 74 after being 69th the prior year.
Jennings was voted into his second consecutive Pro Bowl after making four interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, and forcing three fumbles. He added 13 passes defended and 57 total tackles.
Jennings is well deserving of his place on the Top 100.
As is the Chicago Bear that was revealed at number 91 last week.
Running back Matt Forte checked in at 91, and he wasn't very happy about his low ranking.
"It's obvious that you guys had Packers fans make the list and that's why I'm so (low) on the list at No. 91," Forte quipped to NFL Media's Lindsay Rhodes on Saturday. "I mean, this would've been cool if I was the first running back taken off of the board in the draft six years ago, but this is terrible."
I tend to agree.
I think last season was Forte's finest. He caught a career high 74 balls for a career high 594 receiving yards. His 12 total TDs tied a career high. He had a career high 1,339 rushing yards with a very respectable 4.6 yards per carry.
I wonder if year two in the Marc Trestman offense will boost his numbers even more?
Last year the players kept Forte off the list entirely, but in 2012 he was 33rd.
What do you think about these two Bears' rankings, and who else do you think will represent the Bears on the list?