- The New York Giants signed former Tennessee Titans CB Adoree Jackson to a three-year deal.
- Jackson was the Titans’ first round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft but had an injury plagued 2020 which saw him play just three games.
- In 46 career starts, Jackson has 200 tackles, three forced fumbles, and 2 interceptions.
The Big Blue made their second big move in three days by signing cornerback Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year deal worth $39M.
Jackson’s deal comes two days after the Giants signed WR Kenny Golloday to a four-year $72M contract. It includes a guarantee of $26.5M and a signing bonus worth $13.5M.The contract could go up to as high as $44.5M including incentives.
A Surprise Cut by the Titans
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) March 16, 2021
Jackson was one of the players released by the Tennessee Titans last week. Although his departure saved the Titans some $10.2M in cap space, he was somewhat a surprise cut by Tennessee which picked up the 5th year of his contract last year but ended up getting released one day before his 2021 salary would be fully guaranteed with the start of the new league year.
Jackson was the Titans’ 18th overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft after being a jack-of-all-trades at USC. During his first two NFL seasons, he never missed a single game while totalling 143 tackles with 27 pass deflections, three forced fumbles, and two interceptions. Since then, he’s missed a total of 18 games and played in just three games last season due to a knee injury.
Pro Football Focus gave Jackson a rating of only 58.7 last season, which was a career low for him. Prior to the 2020 NFL season, Jackson never received an overall rating below 73.0. The latter is the kind of player the Big Blue hope they are signing- a no. 2 cornerback to pair with Pro Bowler James Bradberry.
Compliment for Bradberry
They’re bringing in another FA with upside in Adoree’ Jackson who flashed in coverage and has been a solid returner.
If healthy, he could be that CB2 we’ve been looking for to pair with James Bradberry. Still work to be done with the draft, but plenty to be optimistic about.
— WBG84 (@WBG84) March 20, 2021
The Giants believe that the speedy Jackson would be best compliment for Bradberry who is longer and more physical. Aside from that, Jackson brings versatility to the team with his ability to play in the slot and serve as a returner.
Jackson will join a New York Giants defense that ranked ninth in the NFL in scoring, 16th in passing, 10th in rushing, 25th in third down efficiency, and second in red zone defense last season.
The Giants’ defense was led by defensive tackle Leonard Williams who recorded a team-high 11.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss. The Giants’ secondary was led by Bradberry who was named to the Pro Bowl after forcing three interceptions, 18 passes defended and two forced fumbles.