Connect with us

Alabama in the Pros

Former Alabama safety Eddie Jackson shares cryptic message on his future with Chicago Bears

Photo comes via USA Today Sports

Could the Chicago Bears be losing a defensive leader to a new NFL team?

Eddie Jackson has been a stable presence in the Bears’ defensive backfield since 2017.

The South Florida native was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft from the University of Alabama. Jackson, a two-time Pro Bowl selection in 2018 and 2019, made first-team NFL Al-Pro in 2018. He is also on the 100 Greatest Bears of All-Time list. The 30-year-old has recorded 459 total tackles, 10 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, 15 interceptions, 44 pass breakups, and three defensive touchdowns in 100 career games.

Jackson set a career-high for interceptions in 2018 (six) and a career-high for breakups (15) in 2018 as well.

RELATED: Former Alabama LB Dont’a Hightower lands NFL coaching job

He shared a cryptic message to his followers on Thursday via social media called, “New Beginnings.”

Bears’ fans feel this is a message of Jackson leaving the franchise. He has been one of the best safeties in the National Football League, and he probably wants to go to a Super Bowl contender.

Jackson came to the Crimson Tide in its 2013 recruiting class from Boyd Anderson High School. He became a first-team All-SEC selection in 2015 with six interceptions, helping the defense capture a Southeastern Conference Championship and a College Football Playoff National Championship.

Jackson collected three SEC Championships (2014-16) with the Tide.

*Get the BEST Alabama football insider information, message board access, and recruiting coverage today! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our subscriber-only content!*

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

More in Alabama in the Pros