Jonathan Anderson (born October 27, 1991) is one of the American football linebackers of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Chicago Bears to become a free agent who was not grafted in 2015. He began his career by playing football on the TCU campus.
On May 3, 2015, Anderson received a contract from the Chicago Bears as a free agent who was not revoked. On September 5, Anderson was released but later resigned to the squad training three days later on September 8. After that, he was promoted to active list on October 14th. Anderson began recording his first career interception against the Detroit Lions on October 18, 2015. Anderson then recorded his first career forced to fumble against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 27, 2015. At the end of the 2015 season, Anderson had recorded 36 tackles, 2 defended passes and 1 interception. He and Harold Jones-Quartey managed to become the first beginner pair not recruited to record interceptions in the same season in Bears history.
Anderson was released by Bears on September 27, 2016, and signed to the training team the day after. He was later promoted back to the active list on November 23.
On September 2, 2017, Anderson was released by Bear and then signed to the training team the following day. After that, he was promoted to active list on September 12. He was released by Bear on October 26, 2017, and again signed to the training team. He was once again promoted to active list on November 11, 2017. He was released on December 9, 2017, and then signed back to the training team. He was again promoted back to active list on December 20, 2017. He played 12 matches in 2017, recording ten tackles.
On September 1, 2018, Anderson was released again by Bear. He later landed on the team’s injury reserve list, but he was released on September 24, 2018.