Chicago Bears face crucial decision on these 5 players

What do the Bears do with these guys?

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3. Eddie Jackson, S

This should be a relatively easy decision, but the one thing Eddie Jackson has going for him is the fact that he's a big-time locker room guy. He is well-liked among his teammates and is fairly vocal amongst them.

Over the years, Jackson has gone from being an All Pro safety to someone fans grew incredibly frustrated with. He was a takeaway machine, always capable of taking one to the house on any given Sunday. But, since his contract extension, Jackson's play has been inconsistent at best. He has become an unsure tackler in space, almost non-existent in run support and gets beat on plays over his head on a regular basis.

If the Bears choose to cut Jackson this offseason, they can save roughly $13 million, rather than having him count $18 million against the cap. That seems like a no-brainer for Chicago.

Then, they can focus on a younger safety to pair with Jaquan Brisker, while saving a ton of money and being able to use that extra cash on more significant positions of need in free agency.