Three Bears named to AP All-Pro 2nd-team

Quinn, Smith, Grant all named 2nd-Team All-Pro

Chicago Bears' Jakeem Grant Sr. gets past Green Bay Packers' Rasul Douglas for a touchdown reception during the first half Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis.

Three Bears players were named second-team Associated Press All-Pro.

Outside linebacker Robert Quinn, inside linebacker Roquan Smith and punt returner Jakeem Grant all received votes from the 50-person All-Pro 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 NFL. He totaled three sacks, three passes defended and had an interception return for a touchdown.

Grant finished second in voting at punt returner. Baltimore’s Devin Duvernay finished first. Grant averaged 13.9 yards a 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.

Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for Shaw Media. He also contributes to high school football coverage at Friday Night Drive. Sean has covered various sports at the amateur, college and professional levels since 2012. He joined Shaw Media in 2016.