J.C. Jackson trying to create his own island

NFL: DEC 18 Patriots at Colts
Getty Images

Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson had an unheralded start to his NFL career, but he’s come a long way since signing with New England as an undrafted free agent.

Jackson moved his way up the depth chart over his first few seasons to become a fixture in the New England defense and he has made life miserable on quarterbacks by recording 24 career interceptions, including seven this year. His 2021 work led to a Pro Bowl berth this week and Jackson said Thursday that he has his eyes on another designation.

Former Patriot Darrelle Revis was once the proprietor of Revis Island because of his ability to lock down opposing receivers and Jackson wouldn’t mind an island of his own.

“I’m a lockdown corner, so I like being on the island. That’s what I get paid to do,” Jackson said, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “I’m trying to create my own island. I haven’t come up with no name yet. But it’s coming real soon.”

Jackson ensured that the Patriots secondary didn’t miss a beat after trading Stephon Gilmore to the Panthers this year, which may not earn him an island but it certainly makes him a player offenses will have to be aware of if they want to beat New England this season.

11 responses to “J.C. Jackson trying to create his own island

  1. Jackson has been great, but great here means you don’t get paid and get shipped out before your current contract expires

  2. I recently read a detailed story on Jackson’s life, including his being found not guilty for a crime that could have incarcerated him for a decade and precluded all of his professional achievements.

    Poverty, inequality and peer pressure not only destroys lives it holds our country back. No man is an island and the focus should be on Jackson’s talent and hard work but also on those that worked with him to help him succeed. It’s not coincidental that Belichick signed him as a free agent and gave him the opportunity because his play (not draft status) earned it.

    Let’s celebrate Jackson’s process, not just his arrival.

  3. redclaw1314 says:
    December 24, 2021 at 8:03 am
    I like the swag.
    Not sure that Bill is going to dig it.

  4. didnthearwhat says:
    December 24, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Jackson has been great, but great here means you don’t get paid and get shipped out before your current contract expires

    This is Jackson’s contract season. He may or may not create his own island but he’s definitely going to get paid enough to buy one. And he has definitely earned it.

  5. It’s best when you don’t create your own nickname… and maybe talk to Kyle Van Noy – the Bogeyman defense didn’t age well….

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.