Ranking Chicago Bears in NFC North Safety Rooms

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Chicago Bears, Adrian Amos
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2. Green Bay Packers: Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Vernon Scott, Tariq Carpenter

It hurts Bears fans to think about it, but at least last season Adrian Amos was more impactful than Eddie Jackson. Amos has always been steady, while Jackson is more up and down, so when Jackson is down, Amos is better, when Jackson is up, Jackson is better.

Still, Amos brings a steady level of play that helps the unit, and lets Darnell Savage be the playmaker. It is interesting that Savage is now better with Amos, and Jackson got worse. Perhaps the Bears are hoping that the box presence of Brisker can allow a similar chain reaction.

Either way, the Bears and Packers is close to a toss-up.  Because Amos has been more consistent than Jackson since Jackson has been extended, and Savage is obviously more proven than the rookie, it is hard to say that the difference between Cruikshank and DHC over Scott and Carpenter can push the Bears ahead.

Once Brisker starts to prove his worth, this could be a real competition, and depth could win it out for Chicago.