Chicago Bears talent Eddie Jackson is not exactly a household name, but he sure as hell is trying to change that on Sunday.
Without it yet being halftime (at least at the time of this posting), the Chicago Bears stud already has two touchdowns.
Worth mentioning, Eddie Jackson plays defense — you know, the side of the ball that isn't exactly known to score a lot of touchdowns.
Here is footage of Eddie Jackson scoring his second defensive touchdown on the day:
#DaBears & #EddieJackson are rolling! 🐻🏈🔥#BearsNation pic.twitter.com/wedSbBN9yu
— Theo Marshall (@ImTheoMarshall) October 22, 2017
Here is a fan interpretation of it as well:
Eddie Jackson. #Bears pic.twitter.com/VkpzdTCuVz
— 🔊AudiO∇Owl 🦉 (@pheealzabub) October 22, 2017
After playing his collegiate football for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Jackson was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round, 112th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.
As a senior in high school, he had 37 receptions for 792 yards on offense. So, yeah, that probably aided in his ability to turn those fancy interceptions into touchdowns.
At the time of this writing, Chicago is beating the Carolina Panthers 14-0. The other touchdown coming by way of the now electric Jackson was a fumble return.
For real life, here is the not cartoon version of that touchdown:
Scoop & SCORE.
Touchdown, @chicagobears! #DaBears https://t.co/lFxtJRtHl2
— NFL (@NFL) October 22, 2017
As the Carolina Panthers were driving down the field, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton pitched the ball to a teammate who dropped the ball. After a few people failed to pick it up, Jackson came in and scooped up the ball, running 75 yards the other way for a touchdown.