Eddie Jackson Biography.
Eddie Jackson is an American football free safety for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He began his career at Alabama High as the team’s wide receiver and defensive back.
Eddie Jackson Age.
Eddie Jackson was born on December 10, 1992, in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. He is 26 years old as of 2019.
Eddie Jackson Height.
Eddie has a height of 6 feet 0 inch (1.83 meters) and weighs 79kg.
Eddie Jackson Net Worth.
Jackson is graded as the 41st on the Chicago Bears active roster. He is said to have a cap hit of $721k, which is about 0.4% of the team’s cap total for the season. His networth and salary will be updated soon.
Eddie Jackson Education
Jackson attended Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. He played defensive back and wide receiver for the football team. As a senior, he had 37 receptions for 792 yards on offense and 66 tackles and five interceptions on defense. Jackson committed to the University of Alabama to play college football under head coach Nick Saban
Eddie Jackson Wife – Family
Information about his family and love life is unknown to the public. The NFL player has siblings but we can not conclude how many siblings they are. All we know is that he has an older brother called Demar Dorsey. There is no record of him being married or not or whether he is straight or gay. We can conclude that Eddie is single and just focusing on his career for now.
Eddie Jackson College Career.
Jackson began his career at Alabama as a cornerback. As a freshman in 2013, he played in seven games with four starts and had 19 tackles and one interception. Eddie tore his ACL prior to this sophomore season in April 2014 but came back that year to play in 11 games with 10 starts. He recorded 41 tackles, one sack, and one interception.
Earlier in his junior year in 2015, Jackson switched from cornerback to safety. He played in all 15 games, recording 46 tackles and six interceptions. He was named the Defensive MVP of the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship after recording three tackles and an interception against Clemson in a 45-40 victory.
Jackson broke his left leg against Texas A&M in the 8th week of the 2016 season, ending his year. The NFL Player finished his injury-shortened senior season with two punt returns and one interception returned for touchdowns and was named second-team all-conference despite only playing 8 games.
Eddie Jackson NFL Draft
Coming out of Alabama, Jackson was projected by the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts to be a third-round pick. He received an invitation to the NFL Combine but was not able to perform any physical drills during the whole pre-draft process due to the injured leg he suffered in October. Jackson was ranked the fifth-best strong safety prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com.
Eddie Jackson Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears chose Eddie in the 4th round (112th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Jackson was the 13th safety drafted in 2017. During training camp, Jackson competed against Adrian Amos and Chris Prosinski to be the starting free safety. Head coach John Fox named Jackson the starting free safety to begin the season. On May 15, 2017, the Chicago Bears signed Jackson to a four-year, $3.06 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $665,797.
He made his first career start and professional regular-season debut in the Chicago Bears’ season-opener against the Atlanta Falcons and recorded three solo tackles during the 23–17 loss. On October 22, 2017, Jackson recorded four solo tackles, deflected a pass, made his first career interception, recovered a fumble, and scored two touchdowns during the Bears’ 17–3 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
He recovered a fumble by quarterback Cam Newton, on the Panthers’ first drive, and returned it for a 75-yard touchdown in the first quarter to mark the first score of his career. During the second quarter, Jackson intercepted a pass attempt thrown by Newton, which was intended for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, and returned it for a 76-yard touchdown.
He earned the NFC Defensive Player of the Week and became the first player in NFL history with multiple 75-plus-yard defensive touchdowns in the same game. On December 10, 2017, Jackson celebrated his 24th birthday and recorded an interception, forced a fumble after stripping the ball from A. J. Green, and recovered it during the Bears’ 33–7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
In Week 17, he collected a season-high 11 combined tackles (five solos) in the Bears’ 23–10 loss at the Minnesota Vikings. He finished his rookie season in 2017 with 73 combined tackles (55 solos), six pass deflections, two interceptions, two touchdowns, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in 16 games and 16 stars.
Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio returned under new Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy. Jackson and Adrian Amos subsequently retained their roles as the starting safeties in 2018. In Week 2, Jackson recorded three solo tackles, one pass deflection, and made his first career sack during a 24–17 win against the Seattle Seahawks. Jackson sacked Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson for a two-yard loss during the second quarter.
He recorded interceptions over the next two games off Arizona Cardinals’ Sam Bradford (including a pick-six that was called back for an offside penalty) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Ryan Fitzpatrick. On November 4, 2018, Jackson recorded six combined tackles and returned a fumble recovery for a 65-yard touchdown during a 41–9 victory at the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. The following week, he collected a season-high six solo tackles and made two pass deflections during a 34–22 win against the Detroit Lions.
On November 11, 2018, Jackson deflected a pass and returned an interception for a 27-yard touchdown in the Bears’ 25–20 victory against the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson intercepted a pass by Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins, which was intended for wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, during the fourth quarter. The following week, he made three solo tackles, two pass deflections, and returned an interception for a 41-yard touchdown during a 23–16 win against the Detroit Lions.
His interception off Matthew Stafford earned the Bears’ a comeback victory and earned Jackson the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. He was also declared the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for his performance during the month.
Against the Green Bay Packers in Week 15, Jackson intercepted Aaron Rodgers to snap Rodgers’ record streak without an interception with 402 pass attempts. However, he suffered an ankle injury on the play, forcing him to miss playing time. In his place, Deon Bush started the week 16 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
On December 19, 2018, Jackson was named to the 2019 Pro Bowl roster. Jackson was inactive for the last two games due to an ankle injury (Weeks 16–17) and finished the season with 51 combined tackles (41 solo), 15 pass deflections, six interceptions, two forced fumbles, and three touchdowns in 14 games and 14 stars.
He received an overall grade of 93.2 from Pro Football Focus in 2018, which ranked as the best grade among all qualifying safeties. Jackson was also named to first-team All-Pro along with teammates Khalil Mack, Kyle Fuller, and Tarik Cohen.
On June 17th, 2019 concerning his expectations for the Bears’ 2019 season, Eddie said that “From the losing record to the winning record. How short we came, with the first-round playoff game with the field goal. Right now we just want to build off everything and let that be the fuel to our fire. We plan on taking this whole thing.” Jackson made a follow-up statement regarding his high expectations for the Bears on July 1st, 2019 by stating that “Our goal right now is for the defense to be No. 1 across the board, shout out to the ’85 Bears, but we want to top everything they’ve done.”
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