Eddie Jackson Is Quickly Playing His Way Out Of Chicago By Erik Lambert - September 12th, 2021
Everybody knew the Chicago Bears secondary was going to be a problem this season. They lost two starters in free agency, most notably Kyle Fuller, and didn’t do anything significant to replace them. Instead, they decided to gamble on youngsters like Kindle Vildor to pick up the slack. No doubt they were hoping others would step up to fill the void. Somebody like Eddie Jackson, a former All-Pro who had a rough 2020. It was hoped the elevation of Sean Desai to defensive coordinator might help him regain his old form.
If opening night in Los Angeles is any indication? People shouldn’t be holding their breath. The entire Bears secondary was sliced and diced by Matthew Stafford and the Rams. Yet it was the safeties who really stood out for all the wrong reasons. Jackson was at the center of it. Not only was he part of two massive coverage breakdowns that led to two scores over 50 yards, but he didn’t even have the presence of mind to touch the guy down on one of them.
I'll say this, I'm pissed at BoJax. He made me look smart his first two seasons when I told my friends he was gonna be a steal, being my favorite pick from that draft. Maybe it's that bias that says he can still get things straightened out, but between that clip, his play last night, and his supposed status as a leader of the secondary... It looks real ugly right now.