Tashaun Gipson will be leaving the Cleveland Browns to play safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars after negotiating a big free agent deal with the latter team.
The Jaguars just signed one of the premier free agent safety’s to a 5 year deal worth over $35.5 million. The amount of guaranteed money is not reported yet.
Tashaun Gipson has shown in his short career that he can excel in man or zone coverage, as he has graded positive in coverage for the past two years. With the amount of money involved in Gipson’s contract, he will most likely be starting at the free safety spot next year and maybe for a while as he is only 25.
Managing to turn in an incredible 2014 season, ranking as the top coverage safety that year, unfortunately Gipson was injured at the beginning of the 2015 season, which derailed his performance. Even when hurt, Gipson did better last year than Josh Evans, James Sample, and Sergio Brown combined. Don’t rule out the Jags drafting a free safety in the mid-rounds of this years draft. They most likely will do this as a backup should Gipson not perform well.
Hopefully Tashaun Gipson will settle the free safety spot for the Jacksonville Jaguars after many years of failure at the position. General manager Dave Caldwell should be given credit for getting a player who can be a playmaker and one that can instantly improve the defense after years of band-aids and inadequate capability under his direction of the roster. Hopeully we will see similar signings from the Jaguars in the near future.