J.C. Jackson to sign with Chargers

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The Chargers have made another big move to improve their defense.

According to multiple reports, cornerback J.C. Jackson has agreed to join Los Angeles on a five-year, $82.5 million deal with $40 million guaranteed.

Jackson was No. 2 on PFT’s list of top free agents in 2022.

Jackson had spent his entire career with the Patriots, having joined the club as an undrafted free agent back in 2018, emerging as one of the game’s better corners over the last two seasons.

In 16 games with 11 starts in 2020, Jackson recorded nine interceptions, 14 passes defensed, and three fumble recoveries. He was then named a Pro Bowler for the first time in 2021 with eight interceptions, a league-leading 23 passes defensed, and a forced fumble.

Jackson now joins a secondary that has young, talented players in Derwin James and Asante Samuel Jr.

The Chargers have also agreed to trade for edge rusher Khalil Mack in an effort to bolster their defense, which finished 23rd in yards allowed and 29th in points allowed.

35 responses to “J.C. Jackson to sign with Chargers

  1. Best of luck to him — he has certainly maximized his earnings and I hope he enjoys the money. This will hopefully help the pats get a 3rd round comp pick… though as JC shows they do just fine with rookie FA’s.

  2. Chargers and Rams are playing chess while rest of NFL is playing checkers., Every player with any choices will choose LA Boy are you guys going to be whining about the Rams Chargers Super Bowl next year while it’s 20 degrees outside where you live,

  3. Two more free agents and we can call them the dream team. We all know how that ended.

  4. Seems like one of those prime contracts that their fans will be like we’re paying this guy what in a couple of years.

  5. Really good moves so far. Couple more pieces; good run stuffer and a right tackle and/or guard.

  6. Awesome roster. Now if they can just find a qualified coach to get them to the playoffs…

  7. Chargers appear all in on building a solid defense. Interesting to see if Jackson can replicate his success outside of NE.

  8. Belichick has made so many late rd and UDFAs millions upon millions of dollars and this is just another example.

  9. wonder if Wilson is rethinking his decision to come to the AFC west yet.
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    chargers should be the team to beat in the West.

  10. Everyone is going to start copying the Rams by building a “win now” team with big FA signings and trading away their future picks for top talent.

  11. Good for JC. Guys need to cash in when they can in this leagoe. But NE did the right thing, not paying him that kind of money.

  12. touchback6 says:
    March 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm
    Belichick has made so many late rd and UDFAs millions upon millions of dollars and this is just another example.

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    It’s just too bad that he whiffs on so many 1st round picks

  13. Sometimes we see top 10 draft picks end up being busts, which means those players get overpaid for the incompetence of the GM who whiffed on picking him. In this case Jackson was underpaid on his first contract because of the incompetence of all the GMs who failed to draft him. Glad to see an undrafted free agent like him get the payday he deserves.

  14. I know that Belichick has given up terrific players and just filled in their spot with a rookie or a previously so-so player but at some point this is going to catch up with him.

    JC Jackson was terrific. Good luck to him.

  15. Jackson is a 1B or 2A corner. Loved him in NE, but the best receivers like Diggs have shown he is not a 1A. He’s not worth this kind of money. But good for him for getting paid.

  16. Chargers overpaid in the long term, but he might help them get to SB in year 1.

  17. That’s a significant loss for the Pats, and a big gain for the Chargers, who seem to be going all in.

    The AFC is gonna be tough next year.

  18. hankster1019 says:
    March 14, 2022 at 7:53 pm
    Jackson is a 1B or 2A corner. Loved him in NE, but the best receivers like Diggs have shown he is not a 1A. He’s not worth this kind of money. But good for him for getting paid.

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    Yeah….BB gave the Patriots’ 1A CB to the Panthers for a 6th round pick

  19. Good for him. I’m a Pats fan. He did good for us, so I’m glad to see him cash in. He was basically a nobody that squeeked onto the team and now he’s wealthy. Great story.

  20. NE will have to find his replacement and that won’t be easy, but there is no way he was worth that kind of money in NE.

    But most Pats fans are glad to see him get paid for his stellar years in NE.

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