Adoree’ Jackson was set to visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday evening but that meeting is now canceled. The free agent cornerback is signing a three-year, $39 million contract worth $26.5 million guaranteed with the New York Giants, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.
That’s ... a lot more than most expected Jackson to cost!
With that said, the Giants are potentially getting a pretty good corner. Jackson only allowed an 89.4 passer rating in 2018 and a 94.3 passer rating in 2019 before an injury issue derailed his 2020 season.
Highest coverage grade when lined up outside since 2018:— PFF (@PFF) March 22, 2021
1. Jaire Alexander 90.6
2. Richard Sherman 89.0
3. Stephon Gilmore 87.7
4. Adoree Jackson 85.6
Sherman & Jackson: 2 of PFF's top 4 available FAs pic.twitter.com/2Sw2okQt3d
Assuming he returns to form, the Giants have a nice pair of starting outside corners in Jackson and 2020 Pro Bowl selection James Bradberry.
The Eagles, meanwhile, will have to look elsewhere to fill their current gaping hole at CB2. We learned that Avonte Maddox isn’t a viable starter on the outside across from Darius Slay. Perhaps Philly will now look to sign Gareon Conley, who’s still on the market. Mackensie Alexander is a free agent with has connections to Philly’s coaching staff.
It’s too bad that the Eagles didn’t at least get a chance to meet with Jackson in person. The Giants really put the full-court press on the 2017 first-round pick to get a deal done before he could leave North Jersey.