When Tre Herndon moved into the lineup in Week 4 of the NFL season against the Denver Broncos, there were plenty of detractors. The cornerback, who replaced Jalen Ramsey, made many fans believers by the end of the season.
Herndon may never live up to the expectation of being another Ramsey-type of player, but he got better as the season progressed, finished 2019 with three interceptions and proved he could be a dependable starter in the league on the Jaguars backline.
The Jaguars still may address the position in the NFL Draft, but defensive coordinator Todd Wash (if he remains the coordinator next season) knows he has a player in Herndon, who has a strong work ethic and comes to play each week.
There could be changes in the Jaguars secondary this offseason as A.J. Bouye is set to make $13 million next season. Herndon is set to make $600,000 in the final year of his three-year deal with the Jaguars. That’s a bargain.