Three Bears named to AP All-Pro 2nd team

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Bears outside linebacker Robert Quinn hits Giants quarterback Mike Glennon just as he passes the ball during the January win over the Giants. Quinn, along with Roquan Smith and Jakeem Grant Sr. were named Friday to The Associated Press All-Pro 2nd team.

    Bears outside linebacker Robert Quinn hits Giants quarterback Mike Glennon just as he passes the ball during the January win over the Giants. Quinn, along with Roquan Smith and Jakeem Grant Sr. were named Friday to The Associated Press All-Pro 2nd team. Mark Busch/mbusch@shawmedia.com

 
By Sean Hammond
shammond@shawmedia.com
Updated 1/14/2022 6:29 PM

Three Bears players were named Friday to The Associated Press All-Pro 2nd team.

Outside linebacker Robert Quinn, inside linebacker Roquan Smith and punt returner Jakeem Grant Sr. all received votes from the 50-person voting panel.

 

Quinn finished third among edge rushers behind Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt and Cleveland's Myles Garrett. Quinn finished second in the NFL in sacks with 18.5, behind only Watt's 22.5 sacks. Quinn set a Bears' single-season sack record.

Smith finished tied for fourth in voting at the linebacker position. He was behind Dallas' Micah Parsons, Indianapolis' Darius Leonard and Green Bay's De'Vondre Campbell.

Smith finished fifth in the NFL with 163 combined tackles. His 95 solo tackles were sixth in the league. He totaled three sacks, three passes defended and had an interception return for a touchdown.

Grant finished second in voting at punt returner behind Baltimore's Devin Duvernay. Grant averaged 13.9 yards per punt return since joining the Bears midway through the season. His 97-yard punt return touchdown against Green Bay in December was the longest in team history.

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