A great injustice has been corrected. On Thursday, the Chicago Bears announced that second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will indeed be going to NFL Pro Bowl. Jeffery will be replacing Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
When the Pro Bowl rosters were announced in late December, Jeffery was believed to be one of the biggest snubs. Despite leading the Bears in receiving yards this past season, Jeffery was left off the selections list for the Pro Bowl. Jeffery will be joining teammates Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall in Hawaii.
On the season, Jeffery caught 89 passes for a total of 1,421 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.
Jeffery showed a vast improvement over his rookie season. During his rookie season, Jeffery often struggled in running his routes and his tardiness in route running would often lead to offensive penalties for the receiver. The receiver corrected those issues this past season and that has ascended Jeffery into the top tier of receivers in the National Football League.
Beyond his improvements in route running, Jeffery was a human-highlight reel for the Bears in 2013 as the wide receiver made highlight catch after highlight catch for the Bears during the second half of their season.
Jeffery and Marshall become the first Bears wide receiver tandem to ever be selected to the Pro Bowl in the same season.
Now that Jeffery is a Pro Bowl receiver, may be he no longer has to hear his last named being mispronounced as “Jefferies”.