Eddie Jackson signs four-year extension in Chicago

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Players drafted in 2017 became eligible for contract extensions at the end of the regular season and safety Eddie Jackson is the first player to get one.

Jackson has agreed to a four-year extension with the Bears. His agents tweeted that the deal is worth $58.4 million with a total guarantee of $33 million.

The annual average salary of $14.6 million is a new high for NFL safeties.

Jackson was a fourth-round pick in 2017 and he moved right into the starting lineup for Chicago. He’s recorded 184 tackles, 10 interceptions, four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and two sacks over his first three seasons.

Jackson was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl this season and was a first-team All-Pro for the 2018 season.

17 responses to “Eddie Jackson signs four-year extension in Chicago

  1. So he’ll be around to watch the full scale decline. 2018 was their peak. He’ll never have numbers like he did in 2018 again. Way to go Pace!

  2. TrubiskyIsGarbageAndTheBearsShouldHaveDraftedMahommessays:

    January 3, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    So he’ll be around to watch the full scale decline. 2018 was their peak. He’ll never have numbers like he did in 2018 again. Way to go Pace!

    Well Vegas Raiders will glady give Bears two 3rd picks for Jackson since he reach his peak, Right?

  3. I’ve been pretty hard on Bears GM Ryan Pace this season but this is a pick he got right. A flat-out steal, actually. Here’s hoping Eddie can stay healthy and return to his ballhawking ways in ’20.

  4. Pace had a rare moment of clarity when Jackson was drafted (fourth round), and another one by extending him. Bears have a decent secondary. Now if they can find an edge rusher or OLB who can take advantage of the double and triple team Mack often sees, then they might be on to something.

  5. Please dont applaud Ryan Pace for Jackson. He passed on him for 3 rounds just like everyone else. Pace just ran out of imagination in the 4th round and took a guy who was a first round talent.

  6. Good signing but not many dollars left to go around for other free agents on your team. No draft choices and not many free agency dollars to spend … could be tough sledding coming up.

  7. It’s amazing on how many people want to State their opinion but have no clue what the heck they’re talkin about. They have no clue on how big of a fool they make themselves look. The offense WILL be fixed during the off-season and that will lead to the defense getting back to form. And on defense in 2019 we were playing mainly pretty much with backups on defense all season. And was still a top 10 defense…. “BEAR DOWN”

  8. 14 mil per year means what when it comes time to how much to pay Trubisky for time after year 4? From the press conference we now know he is “our guy.”

  9. Bears win &* reclaim the division next year. Lions finish in last place again.

    Mark my words.

    Also, Bears won the Mack trade by mile. Offensive lines need to change their schemes for him every down and chances are you won’t find anyone like that in a draft lotto.

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