Which way is the stock trending on Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson?
Eddie Jackson just signed a huge extension, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. It is hard to say his stock with the Chicago Bears could get higher than it just got this offseason. However, for the sake of the argument, there is a small case to be made.
He started his career by beating out Adrian Amos in training camp to start across from Quentin Demps. However, it took about a week until Demps was sidelined and Amos and Jackson took off. The duo was able to play two seasons together, the majority of the start to Jackson’s career.
The Bears had to move on from Amos already, but the move to Haha Clinton-Dix was perfect for Eddie Jackson. Jackson and Clinton-Dix spent time at Alabama together, and Jackson was even recruited by Clinton-Dix to Bama. Now, it was Jackson recruiting him to Chicago.
So, Eddie Jackson went from playing with a teammate he was familiar with and had spent two years with. Then, he had to change but played with a familiar friend in Clinton-Dix. Now, Tashaun Gipson comes in.
Overall, the move from Clinton-Dix to Gipson is pretty lateral overall. However, the biggest difference will be that Jackson will need to work much more to get on the same page with Gipson than he did with Clinton-Dix.
It is a minor issue, and when compared to being the highest-paid safety and being secured as a leader on the roster for the longterm, it is not a big issue. Overall, the stock on Eddie Jackson is still trending up.
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