3 Bears Most To Blame For Disastrous 2023-24 Season

In a year that saw improvement, the Bears still manage to get in their own way to make sure that was buried. Here's who to blame the most.

Nov 27, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus reacts during the
Nov 27, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus reacts during the / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Eddie Jackson Was Nearly Non-Existent

When safety Eddie Jackson came on the scene in 2017, Bears fans had such high hopes that the Monsters of the Midway might be forming back up.

In 2018, it was happening. Jackson had 6 interceptions, including a couple that were run back for touchdowns. But after following that up with a Pro Bowl year in 2019, everything came to a screeching halt.

Jackson had a career high in tackles (82) in 2020, but that was about it. He went two full seasons without an interception. A little bit of a bounce back last year had us believing he was about to be the Pro Bowler he was before, but that was not to be.

Jackson played 12 games this year with 1 lone interception and only 38 tackles. He misplayed the ball on multiple occasions, giving up massive plays to the opposition.

This was a contract year for Jackson, and it did not go nearly as planned for him. He was a sore spot on the defense that was more of a liability than anything. Unless he intends on taking a hometown deal and a back seat to younger talent, we may have seen the last of Jackson in Chicago.

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