Tony Jefferson closes in on his payday

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Last year, the Cardinals let safety Rashad Johnson walk away via free agency. This year, safety Tony Jefferson is closing in on following Johnson out the door.

It’s hardly a surprise, given the money the Cardinals already have invested in safety Tyrann Mathieu and cornerback Patrick Peterson. What could be a surprise is the contract Jefferson signs with a new team.

He figures to be a hot name as safeties go, and for good reason. As noted last month, Jefferson quietly became one of the best safeties in the NFL last season. Earlier this year, Jefferson admitted that he has put himself in different uniforms in the Madden game to see how they look. By the end of the week, he likely will be trying on a new jersey for the first time.

12 responses to “Tony Jefferson closes in on his payday

  1. Ryan Pace needs to have this guy on line 2 while Stephon Gilmore is on line 1 as soon as they can sign players. Jefferson is one of those guys who can change the safety group for a team, and the Bears haven’t had a good safety group since Mike Brown and Mike Green in the early 2000s.

  2. Ryan Pace needs to have this guy on line 2 while Stephon Gilmore is on line 1 as soon as they can sign players. Jefferson is one of those guys who can change the safety group for a team, and the Bears haven’t had a good safety group since Mike Brown and Mike Green in the early 2000s.
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    Totally agree on Jefferson, issue is he plays close to the line a lot and the Bears need a safety that can cover well also. As for Gilmore…..Id like Logan Ryan and then one guy lower on the list a bit more. Im going to be sad if Glennon is our answer at QB as well…..

  3. Bears, please. Also sign the best FA CB available, then double down on S and CB within the top 3 rounds of the draft.

  4. Seeing as TJ Mcdonald is as good as gone and they are already very thin at the position the Rams better be all over this IF they first address their porous O-line.

  5. With the depth in the draft this year for safeties, teams would be foolish to get Jefferson for high dollars when for little risk, they can get a player just as good on a rookie payscale for 5 years. Let see… Jefferson for 40 mil over 5 years or a rookie for 10 mil over 5 years. Not a tough decision…….

  6. I’m a Cardinal fan, and I like Tony Jefferson, and would like to keep
    him….but COME ON.

    I’m happy that he is going to get his payday, but I’m MORE happy that his payday isn’t coming from the Arizona Cardinals.

    There are 10+ Tony Jeffersons in this years draft…

    If you want to pay 40 Million plus for a core special teamer, and a guy who only started for one year, and that was due to injury…be my guess.

    Tony Jefferson, while a nice player, isn’t hasn’t and never will be an impact player.

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