FiveThirtyEight released yesterday its NFC North preview, which forecasts the Bears to have a 39 percent chance of making the playoffs and a 25 percent chance of winning the division.
(The Packers’ odds are 55 percent for the playoffs and 41 percent for the division.)
The Bears portion of the preview highlights something Bears fans already know: Devin Hester is the best punt returner in NFL history.
This graphic explains it visually:
Add to this an NFL-record 13 touchdowns (the previous record was 10), and it’s hard to argue for anyone else being better than Hester. Now in Atlanta, Hester is currently tied with Deion Sanders for the most non-offensive NFL touchdowns in history.
The whole story is worth a read. But be warned: It won’t help you get over the fact that Hester is no longer a Bear.