Bears' Cordarrelle Patterson earns 1st-team All-Pro honors as kickoff returner

Patterson was recognized as a first-team All-Pro kickoff returner for the fourth time in his career.

(670 The Score) Bears kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson was named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press on Friday, marking the fourth time in his career he has been chosen for the prestigious honor.

Patterson was second in the NFL in averaging 29.1 yards per kickoff return and added one return touchdown this season. He also earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2019, his first year in Chicago, as well as in 2015 and 2013.

Patterson was the Bears' lone first-team All-Pro selection. The team had hoped linebacker Roquan Smith would earn that recognition after missing the Pro Bowl, but he didn't. Smith earned second-team honors by receiving 10 votes from a panel of 50 media members across the nation who vote on the All-Pro teams. Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack also earned second-team honors.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald were unanimous All-Pro selections.

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