J.C. Jackson signs tender with Patriots

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Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson has decided to accept his one-year tender offer from the Patriots.

Jackson has signed the one-year deal that gives him a $3.384 million salary for the 2021 season, according to multiple reports.

The Patriots put a second-round tender on Jackson as a restricted free agent, meaning if another team had signed him to an offer sheet, the Patriots could have either allowed him to leave and taken that team’s second-round draft pick, or matched the offer and kept Jackson in New England.

Now Jackson is poised to remain in New England for the 2021 season and hit free agency in 2022. Although the Patriots could still trade Jackson or sign him to a long-term deal, it appears that the most likely scenario is Jackson plays this season with the Patriots and hopes a good year results in a big payday next offseason.

20 responses to “J.C. Jackson signs tender with Patriots

  1. If he as a good season that leads to a big payday I suspect he will be playing for another team. I would not be surprised to see him traded during the season if he is having a good year.

  2. I would not be surprised to see him traded during the season if he is having a good year.
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    I doubt that would happen unless he starts acting out and saying stupid things about his contract situation. If he’s traded, it’s more likely to happen during the draft. The Pats also don’t mind guys playing out their contracts, having a good year which helps them short term, then the guy gets a big deal from someone else, and they get a compensatory pick.

  3. One of those finds that BB seldom gets credit for. Yes, he’s had a string of bad drafts recently. But he does manage to find some gems in the later rounds, or through undrafted signings.

  4. Been a good homegrown player for Pats. PFF rates him 3rd overall at CB position. I’d say he, and the Pats have done well by each other. I’ll enjoy watching fir at least one more year

  5. I’m more inclined to believe that if he’s having a good season the Pats will try to give him a new extended contract….
    Gilmore, though I like him a lot seems to me to be the variable here… his cap hit is big but his salary is really cheap like around 7 million that would make him attractive to CB needy teams…. I could see him being traded or a bargaining chip in a draft pick swap to either move up the draft board or for a future draft pick in 2022 or 2023…..
    Pats got 10 picks this year & I don’t see them picking up more than 5-6 guys this year & using the others to move up the draft board or trading them into next years draft…..
    Lots still to unfold over the next couple weeks….. exciting times for us Pats fans as well as football fans in general…. GET YOUR POPCORN READY!!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  6. He can also have a year similar to Shaquill Griffin’s and still get a big payday.

  7. spicypadthai says:
    April 16, 2021 at 12:45 pm
    I would not be surprised to see him traded during the season if he is having a good year.
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    I doubt that would happen unless he starts acting out and saying stupid things about his contract situation. If he’s traded, it’s more likely to happen during the draft. The Pats also don’t mind guys playing out their contracts, having a good year which helps them short term, then the guy gets a big deal from someone else, and they get a compensatory pick.
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    Just because a player leaves in free-agency does not mean a team will be awarded a compensatory pick.

  8. “Just because a player leaves in free-agency does not mean a team will be awarded a compensatory pick.”

    Yes, if the Pats sign a billion free agents again to cancel him out. But I’m pretty sure the free agent signing spree was a one year oddity. JC has been one of the best CBs in the league, he’s going to get a big deal and a high comp pick.

  9. Watch the Monday night game vs the Bills and disregard those PFF stats…got roasted vs the best WR in the NFL…..go BILLS!

  10. VinScope says:
    April 17, 2021 at 6:44 am
    Stefon Diggs is smiling

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    I fully realize Bills fans have no idea what a good team looks like for20 years, but if you are comparing NEs performance at the end of the year to their actual celing without a pandemic, you are in for a rude awakening in 2021.

    Just be happy you had a little peak there during Covid19 and quietly enjoy it, because it’s over.

    JC Jackson dismantled the Bills in the first meeting before the team checked out late in the year and would be Buffalo’s best CB. He grades l
    out better than overrated White, 2 years in a row.

    I am note even sure White is better than Jon Jones for that matter.

  11. But he does manage to find some gems in the later rounds, or through undrafted signings.

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    That is trial and error.

    Like in 2017 season, his defense was among the worst in first month, but Pats still went 2-2 because of offense, which gave him space to try different combinations until it worked.

  12. I hear his skills have landed him in many coaching fundamental videos.

    Unfortunately it’s in wide receiver videos featuring Diggs.

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