The quarterback derby is the marquee position battle at Bears training camp. But the safety competition between Deon Bush and Tashaun Gipson might carry the more enviable prize.
The winner gets to play next to two-time Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson, with a slew of playmakers in front of him — Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks, Roquan Smith, Robert Quinn and Danny Trevathan among them. If that safety gig turns sour, you probably have no one to blame but yourself.
Gipson has been a starter in the NFL for seven seasons, but he knows this is an opportunity of a lifetime.
“Elite — that’s the first word that comes to mind when you think about joining a defense like that,” said Gipson, who played on Jaguars defenses that ranked second and fourth in points allowed in 2017-18 before signing with the Texans last season. “You see the names on paper, the