first_imgSince being taken in the fourth round of the 2017 draft, Jackson has evolved into one of the NFL’s top defensive players. Jackson has started each of his 46 appearances in his three years with the Bears and was entering the final year of his rookie contract before Friday’s extension.A Pro Bowl selection in 2018 and 2019, Jackson has 10 career interceptions, four forced fumbles, 184 combined tackles and five defensive touchdowns.Jackson helped guide Chicago and its NFL-best defense to an NFC North title in 2018 and was later named to the All-Pro team. MORE: NFL Draft order 2020 The Bears have made Eddie Jackson the richest safety in the NFL after awarding the star defensive back with a four-year extension worth $58.4 million on Friday, according to reports.Jackson, 27, is owed $33 million in guaranteed money and will be paid $14.6 million annually, passing Titans’ Kevin Byard and his $14.1 million per season.last_img

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