The Chicago Bears may have been shut out of the NFL’s All-Pro teams, but two of their players still got a nice postseason honor on Monday, as Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte were both named to the All-NFC team, as chosen by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Forte had a banner year for the Bears this season, rushing for 1339 yards and catching 74 passes for 594 yards. He scored 12 total touchdowns this season as well as he thrived under the new offense of head coach Marc Trestman.
Despite having to share the receiving load with Alshon Jeffery this season, and despite not having Jay Cutler in the lineup for a chunk of the season, Marshall still put up some brilliant numbers. He caught 100 passes for 1295 yards and led the team with 12 receiving touchdowns. He also picked up 70 first downs for the Bears, second on the team only to Forte in that category.
Even with all of the success he experienced this season, Marshall is still eager to get back to work, training with Jeffery, Hanley Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chad Ochocinco this week: