Just when we get Eddie Jackson’s nickname choices narrowed down to “Fast Eddie” and “Action Jackson,” Brett Kollmann comes along and drops a fantastic new video breakdown about the electric Bears’ safety titled “Eddie Money.”
Whether we call him Fast, Action, or Money, we’re likely to call him Pro Bowler this year, and there’s a good chance we’ll need to call him All Pro too. But what about Defensive Player of the Year, is that a real possibility?
Kollman calls Jackson the, “most dangerous defensive back in football,” but he also thinks that we should start to consider him the, “most dangerous defensive player in football, period.”
That’s a huge statement, but I guarantee that if you watch the video linked that you’ll start to believe it’s a possibility. Imagine if Jackson shows up big down the stretch for the Bears with a few more game altering plays, and a couple more defensive touchdowns. He very well could be in the discussion with Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack as the Defensive Player of the Year, and if he’s in that discussion he belongs in the discussion for best defensive player.
The NFL blocks their content anywhere but YouTube, so you’ll need to follow the link over there, but this latest Film Room episode is a must watch.
Brett was very high on Jackson coming out of Alabama (projected as a top 12 pick), and Jackson’s play with the Bears has surpassed even his expectations. He draws parallels between what the Bears do to what the Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom defense did.
So do yourselves a favor and go watch the video. Then come back here and let us know what you think. It’s Xs&Os heavy, but it’s so well done, that even if that’s not your thing, it’s explained in a way that everyone can appreciate.