How did the Chicago Bears fare at safety statistically in 2017?
The Chicago Bears safety corps may have finally found an identity in 2017 that it can bring into 2018. And it likely is not what the team had in mind when they came into the season.
Eddie Jackson led the entire defense in snaps played as a rookie. He had a pretty good year as well. That is a big sign for things to come. Jackson had 70 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a sack, and a touchdown on the defensive side of the ball. He also had two returns in the punt game.
Adrian Amos was not too far behind Jackson, playing in over two-thirds of the teams defensive snaps. He started ten games, had 67 tackles, two forced fumbles, an interception and a touchdown. He found himself a new role in the box, with a partner next to him that actually highlights the best qualities of Amos. It is making Amos an intriguing option to move forward with.
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Quintin Demps played in just 177 snaps before going on the season ending IR. Demps had 12 tackles. He signed on but likely will get cut. His most memorable moment to date in a Bears uniform is letting Austin Hooper get deep on him in Week One.
Chris Prosinski, like Lamarr Houston, was signed after being cut in the preseason. Unlike Houston, he made no real impact, compiling eight tackles in 128 snaps. Deon Bush played 86 snaps and made three tackles, and DeAndre Houston Carson played 16 snaps at safety.