No team in the NFL placed more players on the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) 2018 All-NFL Team than the Chicago Bears. Players are voted on by members of the PFWA, and the Bears checked in with four, one more than the Kansas City Chiefs.
Here are the Bears named All-NFL:
OLB - Khalil Mack
CB - Kyle Fuller
S - Eddie Jackson
PR - Tarik Cohen
Mack, Fuller, and Jackson helped the Bears’ defense to a number one DVOA ranking in 2018 under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, and they’ll be key components of Chicago’s 2019 defense coordinated by Chuck Pagano.
Cohen led the NFL with 33 punt returns and 411 yards, and his 12.5 average was fifth. He may not have taken one to to the house again this year, but his ability with the ball in his hands was on the mind of every opposing special teams coordinator.
Here’s the full 2018 PFWA ALL-NFL Team
QB – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts
T – David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers; Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City Chiefs
DE – Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
DT – Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
OLB – Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears; Von Miller, Denver Broncos
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
CB – Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots
S – Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears; Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
P – Michael Dickson, Seattle Seahawks
KR – Andre Roberts, New York Jets
PR – Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
ST – Adrian Phillips, Los Angeles Chargers
This probably goes without saying, but the four Bears listed above were also named to the PFWA All-NFC Team. No other Bears made that squad however.