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WATCH: Jaylon Johnson & Montez Sweat Surprised with Unexpected Pro Bowl Honors

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NFL recently announced that Chicago Bears‘ Jaylon Johnson and Montez Sweat were picked for the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla on Wednesday night. 

Jaylon Johnson and Montez Sweat surprised with Pro Bowl selection

The Bears recently left them surprised in a meeting. It has come to light that they were initially informed that the meeting was about the Packers’ game plan. However, what took place next was heartwarming.

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Head coach Matt Eberflus switched between a few slides before revealing each player’s graphic showing them as a selection for the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl. It was such a heart-melting moment and both the players were surprised.

The Bears recently traded for Sweat from the Washington Commanders prior to the NFL trade deadline. It has been noted that they sent a second-round pick in the 2024 NFL draft to the Commanders in return.

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Sweat has been performing remarkably with the Bears since coming to Chicago this season. He has 6.5 sacks and 32 combined tackles in eight games. He leads both the Bears and Commanders (6) in sacks this season.

This is Sweat’s first Pro Bowl and he is a designated starter for the NFC.

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“I am honored to be selected to my first Pro Bowl and to represent the great city of Chicago,” Sweat said to Larry Meyer. “What makes this honor special is that the fans played a role in me being selected. I am truly grateful for my teammates, coaches, support staff and my family for all the support this season. I wouldn’t be here without them.”

Meanwhile, Jaylon Johnson is having a career year in his fourth season with the Bears. He has allowed just 55.2% of his opponents’ targets to be completed. It’s quite impressive that his opposing passer rating is 50.9 which is a new career-best. Johnson alos has four interceptions this season and registered just one interception over the first three years of his career. This marks the first Pro Bowl selection of his career and he is a reserve for the Pro Bowl.

“It is special that God has blessed me with the opportunity and favor to be selected to my first Pro Bowl,” Jaylon Johnson said to Meyer. “I’m thankful for all of those who have played a role in my success because when I win, we all win.”

 

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