Chicago Bears: Surprises from the first unofficial defensive depth chart
The Chicago Bears need to remain healthy at safety
Eddie Jackson is back at training camp practice. He was dealing with a hamstring injury, but now reinstated, the Chicago Bears need him and teammate Tashaun Gipson healthy. Having both Jackson and Gipson paired together this year is a huge achievement. The Bears have not had two of the same safeties since 2018 when Adrian Amos was still on the roster. Eddie Jackson seems excited to have that familiarity next to him.
What else is important with this group is that even the two safeties behind Jackson and Gipson have remained the same. Deon Bush has proven he can handle the workload when needed. He makes for one of the best backup safeties in the NFL in my opinion. The fourth safety on the depth chart is DeAndre Houston-Carson. Carson is a special teams ace and a lock to stick around this season. None and I mean none, of the safeties are a surprise when it comes to who shook out where.
Behind these four, I am predicting the Chicago Bears only keep one other safety on the active roster. These players will battle it out over the rest of camp and preseason. In order, the four left include Marqui Christian, Teez Tabor (a bit of a surprise), Jordan Lucas and Michael Joseph. Now the question will be, who wants it more?