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Cole Kmet, Jaylon Johnson pay homage to Bears history with jersey numbers

Cole Kmet, Jaylon Johnson pay homage to Bears history with jersey numbers

The Bears unveiled jersey numbers their 2020 draft class on Saturday, and TE Cole Kmet and CB Jaylon Johnson will rock some iconic digits in 2020.

WR Darnell Mooney — 11 (fifth round)

CB Jaylon Johnson — 33 (second round)

CB Kindle Vildor — 46 (fifth round)

OT Arlington Hambright — 71 (seventh round)

OL Lachavious Simmons — 73 (seventh round)

TE Cole Kmet — 85 (second round)

EDGE Trevis Gipson — 99 (fifth round)

Kmet, a Lake Barrington native, going with 85 is a nice nod to the last Bears championship team — coached by another tight end in Mike Ditka.

Johnson is the second Bears cornerback in recent memory to rock No. 33. Charles Tillman, a second-round pick himself, wore the number with the Bears from 2003 to2014.

RELATED: Bears position battles come into focus on 90-man roster

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10 Chicago Bears who were 'one-season wonders'

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10 Chicago Bears who were 'one-season wonders'

 

In a sports sense, what defines a “one-season wonder?”

Is it, statistically speaking, one great season followed by several mediocre ones? Or simply one solitary out-of-this-world game? Is it a fantastic rookie season followed by a never-ending sophomore slump? It could be all of those.

But “one-season wonder” may not be the pejorative term you may be thinking. It could be, literally, the one season an athlete had playing for a team—which was bookended by either a trade of a free agency pickup/release. Or, perhaps, it could be the one astronomical season in a well-defined, well-landmarked career.

For our purposes, it’s all of the above.

We’re taking a look at the top-10 Chicago Bears who had one shining (season-long) moment.

Allen Robinson fires back at LaDainian Tomlinson over consistency comments

Allen Robinson fires back at LaDainian Tomlinson over consistency comments

So, apparently the NFL Network employs former running back LaDainian Tomlinson now. And apparently LaDainian Tomlinson was asked about the Bears. And apparently LaDainian Tomlinson thinks that, for some reason, the team's wide receiver group is the biggest question mark? And that Allen Robinson – the same Allen Robinson who had at least 5 catches in 14 of the Bears' 16 games last season – needs to be more consistent? 

Anyway, I'll let you guess what Allen Robinson thinks about all this:

Couldn't have put it better myself. LT: Football Reference exists! You can look at it for free!