Green Bay Packers CB Josh Jackson
We mentioned Packers cornerback Josh Jackson as a potential Chiefs target through trade a few months back. However, there’s also an increasing possibility that Jackson is released by Green Bay following training camp.
Why would the Packers want to cut their second round pick from 2018? Well, to put it bluntly, Jackson has been what you would consider a bust. He’s been very inconsistent since entering the league and despite multiple occasions in which Jackson has had an opportunity to step up, he’s been benched in favor of other options. Jackson has fallen off to the point he only played 32% of the defensive snaps in 2020.
The Packers also appear to have drafted over Jackson with the 2021 additions of Eric Stokes out of Georgia and Shemar Jean-Charles out of USC.
Many of you may be asking “Why would the Chiefs want add a player you just called a bust?”. The reason would be because Brett Veach loves former high-round picks and reclamation projects. Jackson and the Chiefs were constantly linked during the 2018 draft process so he would be no different.
Jackson still has potential in this league. He flashed during his rookie season with 10 passes defended and possess good length and strength at 6’0″, 190 lbs. Jackson may not be the best athlete but he is technically sound and could project as a boundary corner with the Chiefs.
The Chiefs have questions at the cornerback position and are banking on a lot of potential with players like Mike Hughes and DeAndre Baker. If you add enough boom or bust players to the cornerback group one of them has to end up working out, right? That would be the philosophy with adding Jackson to the roster.