"It's always an honor to be voted in by your peers and coaches around the league," Marshall said Thursday in the Bears' locker room. "Fortunately, it's my fourth time. But unfortunately, it's been my playoffs.
"The Pro Bowl is great. It's an honor. It's a ball. You have a blast out there, but I'm ready to get to the playoffs and that's more important. Hopefully, those tickets go unused and we'll see what happens."
Of course, Marshall means he hopes the Bears are still playing. The Pro Bowl is the week before the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
The Bears, though, have to make it to the postseason first.
"I try to be the best player I can be," said Marshall, who has 113 catches for 1,466 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. "Whatever that is, whatever the team asks me to do, where I'm at in my career now if that's blocking more, catching less balls then I'm willing to do that.
"At the end of the day, a lot of good stuff comes with winning. We have the guys in this locker room and the coaches upstairs to get it done."
Marshall, though, won't say he's actually rooting for the hated Green Bay Packers like his teammates. The Bears needed to defeat the Detroit Lions and the Packers to beat the Minnesota Vikings to make the playoffs.
"I'm not cheering for anybody but the Bears," Marshall said. "That's how it is. We put ourselves in this position, and right now, it could be a good position. You never know how things will work out. All we can do is beat Detroit and sit back and have a cup of coffee and see what happens (in the Green Bay) game."