3 players Chicago Bears fans won't miss if they don't return in 2024

Sometimes, fans can be brutal. Sometimes, they're right.

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2. Eddie Jackson, S

Another player the Bears could cut is safety Eddie Jackson. For a couple of years now, Jackson's play has gone downhill. He has been a liability in coverage and allows more and more plays behind him as his age goes up. Tackling has been an issue for Jackson, too. If he's in the open field, Bears fans are ready for a miss more often than not.

In 2024, Jackson's cap hit will be $18.1 million, but if he is cut, his dead cap ends up being $5.58 million. The Bears can save almost $13 million by parting ways with the veteran safety.

At one point, Jackson looked like one of the best safeties in the league. He was a takeaway machine and was a threat to score anytime he took it away.

With the rest of the secondary being mostly young and ascending, Jackson doesn't fit. He is aging and descending. The Bears could go after someone like Antoine Winfield Jr. in free agency, or one of the top safeties in the 2024 class later in the spring.