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Oh, those wacky Bears announcing triple-digit jersey numbers for 2019

Oh, those wacky Bears announcing triple-digit jersey numbers for 2019

Give Bears Chairman George McCaskey credit for his deadpan delivery. And props to quarterback Mitch Trubisky, too, for his ability to contain his laughter.

On the first morning of April, the Bears did their best to shake things up with a surprise uniform announcement Monday — the team would be be wearing triple-digit jersey numbers in 2019 as part of the franchise’s 100th-anniversary celebration. So, as McCaskey and Trubisky tried to convince the masses in a short video launched through the Bears’ official Twitter account, every player on the team would — for one season only — add a “1” at the start of their jersey number.

Trubisky would be wearing No. 110. Khalil Mack...

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