3. Eddie Jackson, Safety
It will be very easy for the Bears to cut ties with safety Eddie Jackson next offseason. First and foremost, his contract allows for Chicago to release him and save $13 million in the process. That makes a ton of sense, especially because of the fact that his play has taken a hit over the last few seasons.
Inconsistencies are prevalent in Jackson's game, as evidenced by a lot of missed tackles and blown coverages. At times, he's been right on the money and has even looked like the guy we saw in his first two seasons. But, Jackson's performance overall is not worthy of keeping him around. Instead, the Bears should look at filling his shoes with a guy like this.
Possible Replacement: Tyler Nubin, Minnesota Golden Gophers
One of the better safety prospects in the 2024 class, Tyler Nubin has the potential to line up at either spot. Nubin is your prototypical two-high safety candidate who is a native of Illinois. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Nubin brings length and physicality to the position, and the latter of which we have wanted to see more of out of Jackson, yet haven't.