Chicago Bears New: 5 takeaways from NFL combine
3. The Chicago Bears plan to keep Eddie Jackson
This was probably not as much of a discussion, but there was at least a thought that the Chicago Bears could move on from Eddie Jackson this offseason. Jackson would save the team a decent chunk of change, and is coming off of an ankle injury, and when you combine that with the reality that he is a leftover from Ryan Pace, he was not a lock.
Ryan Poles made it pretty clear that Eddie Jackson was not going anywhere, though. He made it clear that Jackson would be with the team in camp, and that he expects him to be healthy and progressing well with the team. Matt Eberflus noted that Jackson was a leader who bought into the new coaching staff. It is clear that the new front office likes him.
The same cannot be said for David Montgomery. It is a different discussion because Eddie Jackson is on contract while Montgomery is not. Still, Ryan Poles said no talks have started, and all signs point to David Montgomery testing the market, and perhaps circling back to the Chicago Bears down the road.
It is lying season, and things can change, but based on the tone, and situation, you should expect Eddie Jackson to stay, and David Montgomery to go.