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Which player would you poach from the Super Bowl teams?

Sunday is the big game, the culmination of the five-month long NFL season. The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will battle in Super Bowl XLIX for the title. While the Bears have a long way to go to reach that stage, which player from those teams could help the Bears along the way?

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It's no secret that the Bears are undergoing major renovations, especially on the defensive side, and it's not groundbreaking to say that the Bears are years away from contending for a Super Bowl.

No, unfortunately Chicago fans have to sit back in envy of the talent-loaded annual contenders like Seattle and New England.

The Patriots are making their sixth Super Bowl appearance since 2001, and the Seahawks are the first team since the 2003-2004 Patriots to appear in back-to-back Super Bowls.

Each team has the load of Pro-Bowl and All-Pro talent that should be expected among teams that are so regularly in the playoffs.

Seattle and New England combine for 10 Pro-Bowl players and five All-Pros.

The Bears had exactly one Pro-Bowl player in Kyle Long (Martellus Bennett was added as an alternate) and zero All-Pros.

The Bears had a bevy of issues in 2014 and while they have a few very good players, overall their roster lacks in talent.

Now here's the scenario: Pick out just one player from one Super Bowl team or the other that you would want to see in a Bears uniform.

Here are the stipulations:

-One player from only ONE of the two Super Bowl participants. No "Gronkowski and Sherman." One and only one.

-You get the player as they are today, not a rookie. Sure you can pick Tom Brady but for this exercise you will be trotting out a 38-year-old Brady for 2015.

-Please give some sound reasons why you want said player and how you see them fit into the Bears and their new regime.

For me, my pick would be Earl Thomas. Thomas will be 27 at the beginning of the 2015 season and he would go a long way to shoring up the problems the Bears have had in their secondary. Thomas is a player who would immediately stop the safety carousel that they've had over the past six or seven years. Thomas is a four-time Pro-Bowler and a three-time first team All-Pro. He's also never missed a game in his five seasons.

Whom would you pick?

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