Chicago Bears: 5 Players who could have a big season

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Chicago Bears player no. 4: Eddie Jackson, Safety

For the past couple of seasons, Eddie Jackson hasn’t been the same All-Pro he was the first few seasons in the league. It seems that once Adrian Amos left for Green Bay he hasn’t been the same. Of course, having a struggling cornerbacks unit also hurt.

Poles and the Bears hope that with Brisker things change. The coaches and Jackson can help mold the rookie and the two could create a better rapport than Jackson had with either Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Tashaun Gipson.

Jackosn wants to bounce back and return to his old form. He knows that he hasn’t played on par with his previous play. He fully admits that he struggled last season.

"Yeah, it wasn’t the best at all. I think that’s probably one of my worst seasons. I gave up too many deep balls. Just trying to eliminate that. The little things with your eyes, breaking on the ball, attention to details. Little things, little fixes that you could make."

With Matt Eberflus and Alan Williams running the defense now, the new system could also help Jackson. He says that now he can just concentrate on locating the ball and reacting.

With more help in the secondary, Jackson should return to being the turnover machine he was a couple of seasons ago.