BREAKING: New York Giants sign former first-round cornerback Adoree’ Jackson

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Dec 20, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have made another big splash in free agency. The Giants have agreed to terms with one of free agency’s top cornerbacks, Adoree’ Jackson (per Ian Rapoport). According to Adam Schefter, the Giants signed Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year deal worth $39 million. This is the second big move New York made this week after landing 2021’s top free-agent wide receiver Kenny Golladay on Saturday.

The former Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was shockingly released by his former team last week. The Titans released Jackson to save over $10 million in salary-cap space. Interest amongst teams generated quickly and the Giants quickly set up a meeting with Jackson. Adoree met with New York on Sunday and Monday while Giants players heavily recruited the cornerback to join their team.

The New York Giants are landing a talented, yet injury-prone cornerback in Adoree’ Jackson. Jackson has played in only three of his last 21 regular-season games. He was placed on injured reserve in 2020 after suffering a knee injury just three games into the season.

While Adoree’s career in Tennessee ended with injuries and inconsistency, it began with impressive and reliable outside cornerback play. Since 2018, Adoree Jackson has the fourth-highest coverage grade when lined up outside according to Pro Football Focus with a grade of 85.6. This grade has Jackson on a list with stars like Jaire Alexander, Richard Sherman, and Stephon Gilmore.

Adoree’ Jackson is a highly athletic cornerback that played primarily on the outside with the Titans. He’s a 4.42s forty-yard dash guy with a 36-inch vertical. Jackson topped 70 combined tackles in each of his first two seasons and racked up a total of 27 passed defended during that time span. Adoree Jackson has two career interceptions and three forced fumbles to his name.

Adoree’ Jackson has some question marks from his final two seasons in Tennessee. But he is still a young, talented player at only 25-years-old. A change of scenery could benefit Adoree. Playing opposite of James Bradberry in Patrick Graham’s defensive scheme with the New York Giants could be exactly what Adoree Jackson needs to get his career back on track.