If you're one of the 48 people who plan on watching the Pro Bowl this weekend, you and your 47 friends won't be seeing Khalil Mack.
It was announced on Tuesday morning that the Bears' star pass rusher will again miss the annual "showcase" with an unspecified injury. While he's been elected to 5 Pro Bowls, this is the second time in two years that he's missed the event since being traded to Chicago.
Replacing Mack will be Green Bay's Za'Darius Smith. Smith had 13.5 sacks this season, which was 6th-best in the NFL. It was the most sacks in anyone's first season in Green Bay since 1982, as well as the fifth most in a single season in Packers' history (since 1982), per the team's press release.
By comparison, Mack had 8.5 sacks this season, the lowest mark since his rookie year in 2014. It was also the first time since that season that he failed to reach double-digits. The Bears will still have three representatives in Orlando this weekend: Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller, and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Former Blackhawks head coach and current Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville sits down with NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks Insider Charlie Roumeliotis and as they discuss his transition to a new job, parallels he sees from his young Hawks team and his current young Panthers team, and his feelings about returning to Chicago. Pat Boyle, and Scott King also discuss their memories about Coach Q and his impact on not only the Hawks, but the sport as well.
(1:34:) - Thoughts and memories of Coach Q
(4:13) - Quenneville's impact on his players
(11:02) - Coach Quenneville's sit down interview**
(24:02) - Reaction to the Quenneville interview
(25:56) – Calgary game still bothers Quenneville
(29:52) - How fans will react to Quenneville's return
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: