The Pro Football Writers of America announced their All-NFC team for the 2021 season. Two Chicago Bears players, linebacker Robert Quinn and return specialist Jakeem Grant, made the cut. The NFL named both players to the Pro Bowl about a month ago, and it’s easy to see why.
Robert Quinn broke the Chicago Bears’ all-time single-season sack record this year with 18.5 sacks. He beat the record formerly held by the Hall of Famer Richard Dent. Quinn also led the Bears’ defense in tackles-for-loss with 17 on the season.
Robert Quinn became a fan-favorite for the Bears this season. He had the entire city in his corner awaiting his record-breaking sack.
Grant came to the Bears before the trade deadline in October. He amassed the longest punt return touchdown in franchise history with a 97-yard scamper to the house against Green Bay. Jonny Bailey held the record with a 95-yard punt return touchdown since Dec. 29, 1990.
The Bears’ presence in the All-NFC team has been lacking over the last few years. It’s not exactly a fine unit of measurement when it comes to success, but it often helps define a player’s individual impact on the game. Having two representatives on the 2021 All-NFC is a nice symbol of status during an underwhelming season.
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