3 former Vikings on track to make the Pro Bowl this season

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Cordarrelle Patterson – KR/WR/RB (Chicago Bears)

For a team that has now lost their last five games, Cordarrelle Patterson has been one of the few bright spots for the Chicago Bears this season.

As is the case every year, Patterson is continuing to be one of the most dangerous kick returners in the NFL. His 29.6 yards per kick return average currently ranks first in the NFC this season and back in Week 10 against the Vikings, he took a kickoff and returned it 104 yards for a touchdown.

In addition to his kick return duties, Patterson has been lining up all over the place for the Bears this year. In 11 games this season, the former Minnesota first-round draft pick has accumulated 19 catches for 124 yards while also carrying the football 43 times for 126 yards.

Since entering the league in 2013 with the Vikings, Patterson has earned a total of three trips to the Pro Bowl for his work as a kick returner. With how well he is still performing as a kick returner, expect him to earn his fourth Pro Bowl selection this season.