On Tuesday morning, the Chicago Bears received devastating injury news.
Week 12's humiliation of the Chicago Bears by the New York Jets was nasty from the outset. The Bears remained mum on who would start at quarterback until just before kickoff,
either Nathan Peterman or Trevor Siemian.Due to this dysfunction, star Bears Darnell Mooney and Eddie Jackson suffered critical injuries throughout the game.
Jackson's season was also gone, as the NFL Network revealed on Tuesday. We learned yesterday that Mooney's ankle injury will finish it.Jackson had a serious Lisfranc injury,
according to Mike Garafolo, who was reporting on behalf of both himself and Ian Rapoport. He is expected to be sidelined indefinitely.A player that has a Lisfranc injury will
miss several games, regardless of how serious it is. Given this, it made perfect sense for head coach Matt Eberflus and the Bears to bench Jackson during a non-competitive season.
Jackson, who has a four-year, $58 million contract, is certain to return to Chicago for a rebound season the following year.
In 2025, he will be available again as an unrestricted free agent.For Jackson, a six-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, the injury is a lacklustre way to cap off the year.
Jackson can find comfort in the fact that he does his job exceedingly well on the field,as evidenced by the fact that,at the time of his injury, he was the NFC's top-voted safety.