J.C. Jackson traded to Patriots, ending a bumpy tenure with Chargers

J.C. Jackson traded to Patriots, ending a bumpy tenure with Chargers

J.C. after a rocky time with the Chargers, Jackson was traded to the Patriots.

After having trouble adjusting to life with the Chargers, J.
In a place he knows well, Jackson will begin over.

Following a deal reached on a trade on Wednesday morning, the seasoned cornerback is returning to New England.

A person familiar with the details who isn’t authorized to speak publicly claims that the Chargers traded Jackson and a 2025 seventh-round pick to the Patriots for a 2025 sixth-round pick.

Jackson’s tenure with the Chargers was characterized by injuries, inconsistent play, and off-field legal troubles.

He signed a five-year, $40 million guaranteed contract with the Chargers in March 2022 after becoming a free agent.
The contract’s maximum value is $82 million.
The addition was hailed as significant at the time.

However, Jackson never seemed to mesh well with the Chargers or defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, and his issues began when he missed the beginning of last season due to a foot injury.

The following week in Kansas City, Jackson made his Chargers debut; however, he missed the following contest before making his starting lineup comeback.

He was benched as a result of his poor play before sustaining a knee injury that ended his season in Week 7 against Seattle.

Jackson came back for the start of training camp in late July, and he then started the first two games of this season.

However, he did not play against Minnesota and Justin Jefferson in Week 3 and did not participate against Las Vegas and Davante Adams on Sunday.

It would have been difficult to come up with a more damning series of events regarding Jackson’s status with the Chargers than what happened over the past two weeks, especially given the opposition.

When asked about his secondary’s recent performance on Monday, Staley commended the play of his defensive backs, particularly over the previous two games.

He declared, “I’m really proud of that group’s performance and the preparation.”.
This is the second week in a row that I thought the players really gave us a good chance to win the game.

In recent months, Jackson also had to deal with two legal issues, one involving a family issue and the other involving a probation violation.
His previous employment with New England is the root of both problems.

The 27-year-old Jackson made the Pro Bowl in 2021 after playing for the Patriots for his first four NFL seasons.
In 62 games, he had 25 interceptions. He had 18 tackles and one pass interception in seven games with the Chargers.

In the wake of Jackson’s death, Michael Davis and Asante Samuel Jr. Ja’Sir Taylor will continue to start inside for the Chargers, with will start at outside corner.

The Chargers are off this week and won’t play again until October.
Dallas will play 16 at SoFi Stadium.


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