If Eddie Jackson is genuinely elite, which I … A major reason for that success was the Bears' dominant defense, who finished as our highest-graded defensive unit while also surrendering a league-low 17.7 points per game during the regular season. That next-level sense of anticipation was the trademark of his 2018 season. PFFELO Ratings are PFF’s NFL power rankings based on weekly player grades in each facet of play. In his 14 games this year, the sophomore standout's performance in coverage has earned a coverage grade of 94.7 which not only leads all defensive players in the NFL this year, but it's tied for the best mark ever recorded by a safety in the PFF era (2006-present), narrowly beating out Ravens legend Ed Reed (92.7, 2009) and former Stephenson Award winner, Harrison Smith (92.2, 2017).
It's his incredible playmaking ability that made him so invaluable to the Bears' defense this year, and it's not just because of the interceptions that he came down with. And like all the great safeties that came before him, Jackson has the speed, ability and ball-hawking instincts required to quickly move quickly from the center of the field to either sideline. PFF grades Eddie Jackson as their top NFL safety so far this season. His third-quarter interception was the play that really put his coverage skills on display and helped swing momentum in the Bears favor. That stat sheet was impressive against both the run and pass, as Jackson finished with three total tackles, two stops, and one interception while only allowing just one catch for three yards. Hicks is coming off an elbow injury, but his presence on Chicago’s defensive line will be invaluable. That stat sheet was impressive against both the run and pass, as Jackson finished with three total tackles, two stops, and one interception while only allowing just one catch for three yards. Whether this means an NFL defense catching […] The Chicago Bears have managed to win some pretty close games over the first six weeks of the season. As always, though, fans get to bicker and complain about the majority of ratings because, let’s be honest — are we ever happy? However, he improved his numbers in terms of overall tackles as well as tackles for loss. Sign up for the Bears Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. His six interceptions this season were tied for second most in the league, and he finished in the top 10 in completion percentage allowed, by PFF’s tracking. Chicago's defense was the main reason why the Bears were able to come away with the win, along with some contributions on special teams and even some on offense. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. by. Pro Football Focus graded him as the No. Your privacy is safe with us. Hicks was a player who graded consistently in the mid-70s in terms of overall PFF grade and suddenly jumped up to 91.7 in 2018. This outstanding Week 3 show would be the first of many for the Bears’ young safety, as Jackson managed to earn a single-game coverage grade above 90.0 four times throughout the regular season. Let’s start with the good. Ahead of the 2018 All Pro, Madden has a few fellow great safeties. This is here and now. During Jackson’s rookie year, he scored a 68.3 PFF grade. CHICAGO -- Eddie Jackson became the highest-paid safety in the NFL on Friday by agreeing to a four-year, $58.4 million contract extension with the Chicago Bears, according to Jackson… PFF's exclusive metrics provide matchup previews, position rankings, grades, and snap counts. Here are five reasons why the Bears defeated the Panthers in Week 6.
Nov 22, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) returns an interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. The Bears expect big things from Hicks and Jackson heading into 2020. NFL and PFF player stats for Chicago Bears S Eddie Jackson on Pro Football Focus. Chicago Bears Offseason Stock Watch: Abdullah Anderson, Chicago Bears Offseason Stock Watch: Bilal Nichols, 15 Best Free Agent Acquisitions of All-Time, Chicago Bears: Eddie Goldman needs to step up as a pass rusher, Jerry Jeudy Taken by Jaguars in B/R User 2020 NFL Mock Draft, Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons why both running backs will be better in 2020, Chicago Bears: 4 reasons why the Bears will make the playoffs in 2020, Chicago Bears: What John DeFilippo brings to the quarterbacks room. Pro Football Focus graded him as the No. Here, Jackson identified the route concept and the target and broke on the route before the receiver did. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports. Whether he will take home the awards remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, the sophomore free safety, a part of a Bears stellar defense, is a bonafide star in the making and the worthy recipient of PFF's award for the league's best coverage defender. Nov 22, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) returns an interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Eddie Jackson’s 2018 season compared to 2019 The one thing the NFL does consistently, is that it always adapts. My concern is not toward Khalil Mack as much, considering he still had a Pro Football Focus Grade (PFF) of 86.2 in 2019. and he also produced the best single-game performance by a safety during Week 3, in which he finished with an overall grade of 95.2. was the statement game that let the rest of the league know he had arrived.