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Former Penn State S Brisker Signs With Bears

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Jaquan Brisker

Jaquan Brisker, an All-American safety at Penn State who went to the Chicago Bears in the second round (48th overall pick) of this past April’s NFL draft, has officially singed his standard four-year rookie contract with the team.

Brisker’s deal is reportedly is for $7.9 million, with a  base salary of $705,000 for this season. With Brisker’s signing, Chicago now has all 11 of its draft picks under contract.

By the end of his college football career, Brisker had blossomed into one of America’s best safeties, and earned second-team All-America honors as a result. Brisker played in 34 games over his time at Penn State, starting 21 of them. He finished his career with 152 tackles (seven for loss), five interceptions and 19 pass breakups.

In his last college season, he had 63 tackles (three for loss), two interceptions and seven pass breakups.

Brisker started his college career without much fanfare, playing two seasons at Lackawanna Community College.

But he played well enough there to earn an offer from Penn State, where he progressively got better over his three seasons.

Since being drafted, Brisker already sees himself progressing.

”I feel like I grew in the playbook,” Brisker told reporters. “I got better and more comfortable and know what I’m doing, know what my teammates are doing, and just playing fast.”

Brisker’s teammate at Lackawanna, Ji’Ayir Brown, will look to follow in his footsteps come Draft Day 2023.

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