Jackson, who was drafted by the Bears prior to the 2017 season, agreed to a four-year extension with the team Friday. The deal was originally reported by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport:
The deal could be worth a total of $58.4 million, with $22 million in guaranteed money. His $14.6 million annual salary is the highest for a safety in the NFL.
Jackson becomes the first eligible player from the 2017 draft class to sign a contract extension.
Jackson's agency confirmed the report on Friday morning:
"We're very excited to get this deal done with Eddie to keep him in a Bears uniform," Bears G.M. Ryan Pace said in a statement. "It's very rare to find a player in this league with talent like Eddie's. He's a rangy ball hawk with exceptional IQ, a great teammate and a natural leader. He is the anchor on the back end of our defense and we are fortunate to have him."
In 46 career games with the Bears, Jackson has scored five defensive touchdowns, forced four fumbles and intercepted 10 passes. He also has a pair of sacks and 184 combined tackles.
Jackson's breakout season came in 2018 for the Bears, as he was named a First-Team All-Pro and was named to the Pro Bowl. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns and picked off a total of six passes.