Jaquan Brisker’s been one of the brighter rookies in the NFL this season. The young safety has acted as a stabilizing force for a promising Chicago Bears secondary. He seems to be so rock-solid and balanced all around, in fact, that Brisker can persevere despite accidental “injuries.”
As Brisker’s Bears took on the New England Patriots (-8.5) Monday, he was involved in a key play with Mac Jones. When the New England signal caller took off on a scramble, Brisker was there waiting to tackle him. Naturally, Jones slid, and, you know, had his foot up right where Brisker was standing and waiting.
Uh, yeah — ouch.
After Brisker’s unfortunate kick to the groin/”injury,” he’d come off the field for a bit. And when he returned, the Bears’ safety immediately got revenge for Jones’ unfortunate wrongdoing.
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He picked off Jones with a one-handed catch for his first career interception.
Oh yeah. I obviously can’t read his mind, but if Brisker’s making one-handed picks after taking an unfortunate kick, that young man’s still thinking about that play with Jones. Also, frankly — he’s just really, really good.
The Bears are up 20-14 at the half.