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Bears place 4 on the PFWA 2018 All-NFL Team

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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

RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams

WR – DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons, and Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (tie)

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

Special Teams

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.