Bears’ Linebacker Lance Briggs, an Underrated Star

May 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Seven years ago, 67 players had been selected by NFL teams in the 2003 draft.  The 68th pick would belong to the Chicago Bears.
The third round doesn't always excite an NFL fan base, as the big names (and big dollars) had already been selected.
The Bears selected a three-time All-Pac-Ten linebacker from Arizona, a man who is now undoubtedly the face of their defense—if not the entire franchise.
In Lance Briggs, the Bears have one of the premier weak-side linebackers in the league.
Why, then, does Lance Briggs get shut out of the limelight in Chicago?
A five-time Pro Bowler, Briggs was up to his usual tricks last season, leading the team in tackles by recording another 100+ tackle season—his sixth in a row.
While Brian Urlacher missed all of last season with an injured wrist, it's already the third time Briggs has led the team in tackles.
Just yesterday, Briggs was named to the second-team All-Pro defense—replacing Houston T...

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