It’s not just the glorious hair, or the fact that—when in football pads–he appears not to have a neck: M-Barb is the best new Monster to join the Midway because he runs like a bull trying to shake rodeo clowns from his back. Matt Forte gets most of the attention, and deservedly so. But when the Bears offense has needed an additional spark this season, they’ve found it in one of Barber’s punishing runs up the gut.
Audience choice: Marion Barber
Best of Chicago 2011