On Monday morning, Bears' safety Eddie Jackson went on Good Morning Football and single-handedly blew up every single identical roster projection that are appearing on the internet these days:
.@ChicagoBears S Eddie Jackson on @gmfb @nflnetwork on wanting HC Matt Nagy to use him on offense: "I feel like he knows this already. All I need are 2 or 3 plays. If I mess up, you can take out the packages, but I doubt it."— Will Selva (@WillSelvaTV) August 10, 2020
There's even a tiny bit of precedent here! Jackson played receiver in high school, and has actually already appeared on that side of the ball for the Bears a few times back in 2018. He's also very clearly one of the team's best playmakers. Defensive players getting offensive snaps has all the exhilaration of position players pitching, without any of the unspoken condescension. He also scores like, 75% of the time he touches the ball (honestly, it's more fun for you if you don't bother fact checking this) and after 2019's offensive performance, beggars can't be choosers. Let Eddie Jackson play offense. Let Akiem Hicks play offense. Let Khalil Mack punt the ball if Khalil Mack wants to punt the ball. It's fun and it makes things exciting and positions are stupid.
For what it's worth, it already sounds like Jackson and Nagy are on the same page about all of this:
On the NFL Game Pass Film Session featuring #Bears safety Eddie Jackson, Jackson was asked if he has ever talked to Matt Nagy about playing on offense.— Nicholas Moreano (@NicholasMoreano) August 4, 2020
Jackson: "Oh yeah, yes sir. Most definitely."
Kurt Warner: "Is it coming?"
Jackson: "It's coming. It's definitely coming."
Who's against this idea? Seriously. Remember 2018? Santa's Sleigh! Oompa Loompa! Chumbawamba! We could have that again. We could have it all.