The Chicago Bears should trade Eddie Jackson to the Baltimore Ravens
Look, it’s time to cut the losses with Eddie Jackson. He is playing some of the worst football of his career, and it’s safe to say that he continues to get worse year after year. For whatever reason, once Jackson signed his extension, it’s as if he gave up.
It’s funny saying that and then assuming the Bears could trade Jackson, but one team that does make sense is the Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore has been ravaged by injuries this year, especially in their secondary. Currently, they are starting a pair of sixth-round picks at their safety positions in Chuck Clark and DeShon Elliott.
Getting an experienced safety to come in and take over one of those spots would be a big boost to a defense that can get pressure with their front seven, when healthy, is a move the Ravens should make.
Now, whether or not they could take on the rest of Jackson’s $58 million contract would be the real question. In order to make a move like that, the Ravens would have to be incentivized a little bit. For that reason, the Bears would also trade them a fifth-round pick. In exchange, all Chicago would get is a seventh-round pick.
However, this move is all about getting rid of Jackson’s salary. He’s clearly been frustrated in Chicago, as evidenced by his lashing out at critics like Lance Briggs recently. He’s not playing well, and maybe a fresh start would do him some good — on a team that could definitely make a push for a long postseason run.