Trumaine Johnson is a much needed asset for the New York Jets‘ secondary. With Morris Claiborne on one side, Buster Skrine locking up the middle, and now Johnson providing additional support, the secondary finally seems to be serviceable.
Finally! A secondary that Todd Bowles can work with, not to mention the outstanding and dveloping safety help of Marcus Maye and Jamaal Adams. Johnson is coming into gang green with 18 interceptions and 67 pass deflections since he entered the league in 2012. The jets were 24th in the league defensively allowing an average of 23.88 points per game last season. This further justifies the addition of Trumaine Johnson and why it was a necessity for the Jets. Nothing you can love more than acquiring the best press coverage corner in the NFL allowing only 43 yards receiving off the press last year.
How Does New York Jets’ corner Trumaine Johnson stack up against other top CB’s?
How does Trumaine Johnson stack up to some of the top corners in the league this past season. How about Xavier Rhodes, with two interceptions and 10 pass deflections compared to Johnson’s two interceptions and 14 pass deflections.
Let’s compare Jalen Ramsey – Ramsey last season posted four interceptions and 17 pass deflections. He barely beats Johnson there, but Jalen was considered to be the best corner-back in the league last season.
Taking a look at seven-year veteran, Patrick Peterson, who had one interception and eight pass deflections also lost out in performance to Johnson. That should definitely paint the picture of just how elite Johnson actually is.
Due to the fact that the New York Jets finished last season with only 11 interceptions ranking 23rd and well behind the Baltimore Ravens who finished with 22 interceptions. Secondary help was a priority going into the offseason and it seems as if they’ve bolstered it significantly through this acquisition.