Chicago Bears: 5 players who disappointed in 2020

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Chicago Bears, Eddie Jackson
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Eddie Jackson | Chicago Bears Safety

After getting paid like the All-Pro safety he is, Eddie Jackson has not looked the same since 2018. A large part of that is due to the horrible scheme Chuck Pagano is running, but it also has to do with that he wasn’t living up to what we expected of him.

Although Jackson had his career-high in tackles, Jackson failed to get a single interception this season despite having six in 2018 and two last season. When he was targeted, he got picked on often as he allowed a 110.4 passer rating when targeted. Additionally, even with all the tackles, he had his most missed tackles this season with 13.

Clearly, Pagano was misusing him and that is not Jackson’s fault. Hopefully, the next defensive coordinator will use him as a free safety and not a box safety anymore since he clearly can’t play well from the box. The Bears need to get more out of him though with their next defensive coordinator or that contract will look much worse.