Tim Jennings #26 of the Chicago Bears returns an interception for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on September 15, 2013 in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears' defense may have set a slew of records for ineptitude in the 2013 season, but for one player, the season was a productive one.
Cornerback Tim Jennings, who had 66 tackles, four interceptions and three forced fumbles this season, was rewarded for that effort with an invitation to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl. Jennings will replace Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, who will be unable to play in the game as the Seahawks prepare to take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Jennings also was named to the Pro Bowl last season when he picked off nine passes for the Bears, and his 13 combined interceptions between the two seasons are second in the NFL behind Sherman's 16.
Jennings won't be alone in the game, which will be contested on Sunday and televised on NBC. Joining him from the Bears are wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery (who was named to the game to replace Detroit WR Calvin Johnson) and running back Matt Forte.
The four players won't necessarily be on the same team either, as the NFL will conduct a "fantasy draft" on Wednesday to determine the rosters for the game. Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice will pick the teams, and the draft show will be aired on NFL Network.