18) Jim Covert

Jimbo Covert was the leader of the offensive line of one of the greatest teams of all time, the 1985 Chicago Bears.

I received an email response from a man who would soon be named one of the inductees to the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class, Jim Covert. Known to Chicago as “Jimbo”, Mr. Covert was a 1980s All-Decade Team member who blocked for Walter Payton, with their work combining for the Bears to lead the league in rushing four seasons. Covert was the leader of the offensive line for arguably the greatest team of all time, the 1985 NFL Champion Chicago Bears. Covert also played in two other NFC Championship games.

I thank Jimbo very much for taking the time to send a thoughtful response in the NFL 100: Gratitude to Greats project!!!!


Published by gratitudetogreats

I am a stage 2 squamous cell cancer survivor who did a project to not just celebrate my victory, but celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the many greats who built that great institution called Gratitude to Greats. This is where I chronicle my responses from where I sent NFL greats my letters and emails...

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