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Eddie Jackson named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

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Yesterday, it was Defensive Player of the Week. 

Today, Eddie Jackson was awarded the other three weeks, as the safety was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month:

It was a monster month for Jackson, who scored three defensive TDs in that stretch:

It's the second time a Bears player has won the award this season, with Khalil Mack winning it back in September. 

During his press conference on Wednesday, Bears' coach Matt Nagy praised Jackson for the leader he's become. 

"His confidence is growing each week," he said. "He's an opportunistic guy and he studies a lot of tape, which I think can become undervalued in this game and he does a great job at that. He's a student of the game and he recognizes when to take chances. He's opportunistic but he recognizes when to take chances and he's smart, so he's been having a great year."

 

"He's leading that back end and guys have a lot of confidence in him."