The Patriots reacquired Pro Bowl cornerback JC Jackson in a commerce with the Chargers for a late-round decide swap, in keeping with a supply.
Jackson started his profession with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland. The Patriots let him stroll in free company in 2022 when he signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Chargers.
The transfer didn’t pan out for the Chargers. Jackson missed most of final season with a patellar tendon rupture and was benched this season. Through two video games, he has three tackles.
The Patriots wanted assist at cornerback after rookie first-round decide Christian Gonzalez suffered a shoulder harm that’s more likely to pressure him to overlook the remainder of the season, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Cornerbacks Jack Jones and Marcus Jones are on injured reserve, and Jonathan Jones has missed the final three weeks with an ankle harm.
Jackson had his finest seasons in New England. He was named a second-team All-Pro in 2021. He intercepted 25 passes in 62 video games with 39 begins over 4 seasons. He was a part of a Patriots secondary that helped win Super Bowl LIII when he was a rookie. The 27-year-old defender led the NFL with 23 cross breakups in 2021.
The Patriots’ prime cornerbacks previous to reacquiring Jackson have been Myles Bryant and Shaun Wade. They even have rookie Ameer Speed on their 53-man roster, and security Jalen Mills can transfer to cornerback in a pinch. Breon Borders and Azizi Hearn present further depth from the apply squad.