Legendary comparisons and the highest of expectations certainly do not dissuade Bears safety Eddie Jackson, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
The All-Pro stood his ground on the Bears’ belief that they’re Super Bowl bound.
And Jackson added a goal that’s sure to rile some of the staunchest old school Chicago fans, who will forever revere the 1985 Bears who won the franchise’s only Super Bowl.
“Our goal right now is for the defense to be No. 1 across the board,” Jackson told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Shouts out to the ’85 Bears, but we want to top everything they’ve done.”
For Jackson, who’s entering only his third season, anything less than winning on the final Sunday of the season will fall short of hopes. Having already prognosticated a Super Bowl berth, Jackson doubled down on those lofty words.
“I’m really excited for this year, it’s going to be something special,” Jackson said. “Like I said, I stand behind what I said earlier in the season. We plan on taking this whole thing, we plan on winning the Super Bowl.”
“We have everything to prove. We went far last year, but we came up short,” Jackson said. “That’s the fuel to our fire right now. That keeps us going. Everyone seen and felt how great this team was last year. And now everyone sees that it’s even better this year with the new faces added, the new coaches and just to see that everyone’s on board. We had 100 percent OTA attendance.”