If there is one thing every Bears player needs to know, it’s that beating the Green Bay Packers is a high priority.
Cornerback Tracy Porter, who signed a three-year contract this offseason to remain with the Bears, spoke with Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com and relived the Thanksgiving Night victory over the rival Packers.
“That was a huge win for us,” Porter said. “We came in with the mentality that … we weren’t going to leave Lambeau field without a victory.”
According to Mayer’s piece, Porter became the first NFL player ever to break up four Aaron Rodgers passes in a single game, while also recording the lone interception of the game for the Bears defense.
Porter was a huge signing for the Bears, not just in Year 1 of the John Fox regime but moving forward as well. Porter came up big in 2015 with 12 passes defended, which ranked him 27th in the league. He began the season behind Alan Ball but worked his way into the lineup and never relinquished it.
Count Porter as one of four defensive starters the Bears signed this offseason. Inside linebackers Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman will bolster the inside-middle of the defense, and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks will help solidify the front three.