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Bears Make Eddie Jackson the NFL’s Highest-Paid Safety

If you saw an armored money truck at Halas Hall today, it’s because Eddie Jackson just got paid big time.

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If you saw an armored money truck at Halas Hall today, it’s because Eddie Jackson just got paid big time. The Bears extended the 27-year-old safety out of Alabama to the tune of four years and $58.4 million. Jackson receives $33 million guaranteed and $22 million fully guaranteed. In case you’re wondering where Jackson’s new contract stands in comparison to other active safeties in the league, check out this tweet from Spotrac:

Despite finishing 2019 with only two interceptions, Jackson was fifth on the team in total tackles. The NFL’s “Next Gen Stats” had Eddie Jackson as a leader of two defensive categories.

After the win over the Vikings last Sunday, Jackson took to the Bears Snapchat account and said: “2020 is ours though. No cap. Real life. We coming 2020.”

I don’t fully know what “no cap” means but in this context, but I believe Eddie is saying ‘I’m getting paid and we’re winning in 2020.’

Bears fans know it will be an interesting offseason. After a “regression” in 2019 leading to coaches being fired and tough questions for Pace and Nagy in the end-of-season press conference, there is finally some positive news to report with Jackson’s extension.

As I mentioned in my tweet, I hope we see more interceptions out of Eddie in 2020. I liked Jackson when he came out of Bama, and he has been a stud on the Bears defense. Ryan Pace clearly thought so as well.

Wether you like Manziel or not, give me one pick-six endzone celly from Eddie like this next season.

Is it September yet?


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