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.
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?