Chicago Bears' Alshon Jeffery Deserves Chance to Play in Pro Bowl, Replacing Calvin Johnson

By Juan Pablo Aravena
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Alshon Jeffery was widely considered as one of the biggest snubs when the Pro Bowl rosters were announced but the Chicago Bears receiver will get a much deserved chance to play in the contest after all.

As it was known already, Detroit Lions’ star receiver Calvin Johnson won’t participate in the Pro Bowl due to his ongoing knee issues that could end up in a surgery and the NFL has named Jeffery as his replacement in a decision that shouldn’t shock anyone based on how the wide-out played in his second pro season.

Jeffrey played on the opposite side to Brandon Marshall (who will also participate in the Pro Bowl) and he set career highs in the most important categories with 1.421 receiving yards, 89 receptions and seven touchdowns. His accomplishment is even bigger when we consider he played with both Josh McCown and Jay Cutler under center, as the Bears didn’t have much stability at the QB role during 2013.

Jeffery now will have his deserved chance to shine with the best players of the season, and he is expected to thrive in a game where the contact is slight and the scores are high. His style of play included several highlight-reel catches throughout the season and he appears to be on the fast track to stardom in the NFL if he can improve steadily from what he accomplished this year.

He certainly had enough merits to feature in this year’s Pro Bowl and even though it will be due to Megatron’s injury, justice was finally done and Jeffery will end up taking part in the game.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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