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Style points: Two Chicago athletes crack most fashionable list

Style points: Two Chicago athletes crack most fashionable list

Chicago athletes may need their own fashion show soon. 

On Monday, two Windy City players cracked the top 10 of Sports Illustrated's the fashion issue rankings, earning some major style points. 

Coming in at No. 2 was the Bears' newly acquired receiver, Victor Cruz. The speedy wideout is known for his salsa dancing celebration on the field and his colorful wardrobe off it. Per SI, here's how Cruz explained his style evolution: 

“I’ve been in the safe zone. I’ve cemented my style and what I like—the baseball jackets, t-shirts, the suits. Now it’s time to experience new things and go outside the box a little bit. Create looks people wouldn’t think I would wear. It’s about being able to let people judge you a little bit.”

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Five spots below at No. 7 ranked Dwyane Wade, whose summer has revolved around attending fashion shows in Europe. The guard's outfit selection is often questioned on Twitter, but he's clearly passionate about his love for fashion. And also his love for joggers: 

“Joggers. I have so many pairs. I can dress it up or down. I don’t wear a specific brand, I’m all over the board. But it has to be a tighter, ribbed bottom, so I can pull it up over my sneakers. And they have to be stylish—not the dad ones. I’m a dad, but I don’t want dad joggers.”

Although those two are can't-miss choices, SI seemed to overlook some other Chicagoans with flare:

-- Cameron Payne 

C'mon, that NASA-themed, crew-neck sweater is flawless. 

-- Kris Bryant 

If you don't wear your team on your sleeve, can you really call yourself a fashion icon? 

-- Bastian Schweinsteiger

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Peep and learn from the pocket squares above. 

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Sometimes the best way to get yourself through a tough time is to laugh it off. They say laughter is the best medicine after all.

So when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs reportedly agreed to a record-breaking contract extension, it's no surprise that many people took to Twitter to clown the Bears.

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After all of that, this may be how all Bears fans feel on Twitter:

Ok, now that we’re through with the put downs, how about a little highlight to help the healing:

RELATED: Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

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Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Pat Mahomes officially woke up on Tuesday as the highest paid athlete in pro sports history. 

It's especially impressive to think about considering that Mahomes didn't even start a full season until 2018. In just two years since he's been able to win a Super Bowl, league MVP, and secure close to $500 million. How did this all happen so quickly? Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg – who presumably set his own field's commission record on Monday, too – sat down with the Under Center Podcast back during Super Bowl media week to talk about it: 

I think so much of it was growing up with a baseball player as a father, and watching the nature of ephemeral fame and how it comes and goes. It's all about being grounded, and in this moment, and not thinking about anything except focusing on this. But also having some fun with it. We're here on Radio Row, and happens is that you have so much coverage of the Super Bowl, that if a player performs dramaticlly, they cross over out of the narrow genre of hardcore sports fans. They become an American icon.

Steinberg also (briefly) discusses Mahomes' contract negotiations and how much the Chiefs' QB benefited from sitting behind Alex Smith for a year in 2017. You can listen to the entire conversation with Laurence Holmes right here, or in the embedded player below: