Ranking Chicago Bears in NFC North Safety Rooms
3. Chicago Bears: Eddie Jackson, Jaquan Brisker, DeAndre Houston-Carson, Dane Cruikshank
The Chicago Bears could certainly be higher and even be up to number one by this time next year, but there are enough questions holding them back right now. The big one is Eddie Jackson. You could make the case that Bears fans are actually harder on Jackson than the national media, which is a bit of a change-up.
The reality is that Jackson is probably not where his salary, and thus the national outlook on him sits, but also not as bad as some fans who want to cut him is. Jackson can still make plays on the ball, his issue is tackling, but that was his issue in 2018 when he was an All-Pro and it did not matter.
The hope is that he can get back into a better role for his skills thanks to Jaquan Brisker. Brisker is a second-round pick, and his box presence should improve on what the team had last year, and what Jackson had to do last year.
Still, Brisker is a rookie and has more to prove, and the Vikings took a safety ahead of him. DeAndre Houston-Carson has proven to be a good third or fourth safety, and Dane Cruikshank is a matchup player who can defend big slots and tight ends on passing downs.
Overall, this is probably the Bears’ most complete room, it just so happens to be strong rooms for the Vikings, and Packers as well.