In a rather surprising move, the Jaguars have traded cornerback Sidney Jones IV to Seattle, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Compensation for the trade is for a sixth-round pick in the 2022 draft, according to Schefter.
Jacksonville is receiving a 2022 sixth-round pick in return for CB Sidney Jones, per source. https://t.co/m3bVbC4Fly— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
Jones was one of the better players on the Jaguars defense, filling in for CJ Henderson when Henderson was injured. He finished 2020 with 26 tackles and two interceptions, to go along with nine pass deflections. This preseason, however, Jones struggled in coverage, possibly due to the new change in scheme.
The Jaguars have a lot of depth at the cornerback position in the wake of the Jones trade, however. With Jones going to Seattle, this means CJ Henderson will most likely start alongside Shaq Griffin. Tre Herndon will be the first corner off the bench, and Chris Claybrooks provides special teams depth and tackling. Tyson Campbell is a highly touted second round draft pick who has the ability to play in the slot, something Jones couldn’t do.
This leaves the Jaguars with seven corners before final cuts are made tomorrow. There will more than likely be another cut made to the DB room as the Jaguars aim to get to 53 players.