Chicago Bears: Four duds from the 2020 regular season

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
3 of 4
Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

Chicago Bears safety, Eddie Jackson had the worst season of his career

Dud #2: Eddie Jackson

After his first three seasons, Eddie Jackson was a two-time Pro-Bowler and made an All-Pro team in 2018. Unfortunately, 2020 was not Jackson’s year, this was easily Jackson’s worst year as a pro. He was a nonfactor in a lot of games and did very little in terms of forcing turnovers.

Jackson ended with no interceptions for the first time in his career, forced three fumbles, and recovered one for a touchdown against the Rams. He also posted a passer rating of 110.4 when he was targeted. A full 50 points higher than the prior worst-season of his career. The Bears came to a four-year 58 million dollar agreement with Jackson at the start of 2020, so they plan on him being around long term.

Even with the poor season by Jackson, you still shouldn’t worry as a Bears fan. Jackson has shown that he is capable of being a top tier safety and there is no reason to think he can’t get back to the player that he once was.

With the Chicago Bears promoting their DB coach Sean Dasai to be their new defensive coordinator, it will be interesting to see if he can get Eddie Jackson to his old self.