Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears' rookie guard Kyle Long named Pro Bowl alternate

When the Chicago Bears drafted guard Kyle Long in the first round of the 2013 draft, all I could think of is ‘I hope this kid isn’t another Gabe Carimi’.

It was obvious that this team needed to upgrade it’s offensive line if they had any shot at improving this offense or possibly reaching the playoffs. Rookie Kyle Long stepped up and showed everybody that he meant business.

Now we fast forward to the end of the year and Kyle has already made a name for himself with team. He’s a mix of his Father and Olin Kruetz when you think about it, just an offensive guard. He plays hard like his Father did and is the first one in someones face if a teammate is having a problem with somebody else on the other team.

When it comes to the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl, I honestly thought that Alshon Jeffery was going to make the team. Considering he was being Calvin Johnson in the NFC in receiving yards, but that didn’t happen. At first it was just running back Matt Forte and wide receiver Brandon Marshall who were voted in.

Well that’s about to change because just a couple days ago (I know I’m late), but rookie offensive guard Kyle Long has been named to the 2014 Pro Bowl as an alternate. Late congratulations to Long.

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