Eddie Jackson working on fixing game after “one of my worst seasons”

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Not much went right for the Bears last season and the list of things that fell short of expectations includes safety Eddie Jackson.

Jackson was a first-team All Pro in 2018 and he made a pair of Pro Bowls in his first four seasons in Chicago, but his performance slipped considerably in the 14 games he played for the Bears last season. If not for more than $24.5 million in dead cap charges, Jackson might not have stuck around through the transition from Matt Nagy to Matt Eberflus as head coach but he did and now he’s working to fix what went wrong last year.

‘‘Yeah, it wasn’t the best at all,’’ Jackson said, via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘I think that’s probably one of my worst seasons. I gave up too many deep balls. Just trying to eliminate that. The little things with your eyes, breaking on the ball, attention to details. Little things, little fixes that you could make.’’

Jackson said at this week’s minicamp that Eberflus’ defense is “probably a lot simpler” than the one the Bears have been running because “you just see what’s in front of you and play.” Simplicity will be bliss for the Bears defense if it means Jackson returns to the form he showed earlier in his career.

6 responses to “Eddie Jackson working on fixing game after “one of my worst seasons”

  1. He’s actually had two bad seasons now. I’m surprised the new regime is keeping him around and frankly I’m shocked they consider him a core player in the rebuild. Maybe they know they can’t get anything for him in trade and it’s too big of a cap hit to cut him so they figure they’ll give him this year an hope he pulls his head out. I wouldn’t bet my own money on that happening, though.

  2. Was it one of your worst seasons or was your first season a fluke? You seem to be scared of contact out there in the secondary Eddie. Shut your mouth and let your play do the talking!

  3. The fact that not many people have made the connection that Adrian Amos was what made Eddie Jackson so good is remarkable.

  4. Let’s hope the extend him. He’s one of the big reasons the Chicago Bears are currently owned by #12 in Green Bay. #owned

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