Chicago Bears: 3 solutions to solve the Eddie Jackson problem

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The Chicago Bears could add competition for Eddie Jackson by signing Kenny Vaccaro

One free agent safety who is still out there was released back in March by the Tennessee Titans, and that’s Kenny Vaccaro. The veteran was cut loose, giving way to Amani Hooker to start. He is only 30 years old and coming off a season which saw him make 83 tackles, including six for a loss.

Tennessee cut Vaccaro because of his impending cap hit of $6.9 million in 2021, and since his release he has not found a new, permanent home. Although Vaccaro is more of a strong safety, the Bears could still bring him in. This could allow Tashaun Gipson to go back to free safety, where he’s played in the past.

The one thing Vaccaro brings is his physical mentality. That’s something which has lacked for much longer than just the one game we’ve seen thus far in 2021. The Bears haven’t seen sure tackling from their safeties since the prime days of Adrian Amos along with Jackson together a few years back.

If Vaccaro still has some football left in him, the Bears would be wise to consider him an option. Again, the one certainty the Bears would get is a guy who doesn’t shy away from contact, unlike we’ve seen Jackson do in recent seasons.