Sidney Jones is enjoying a career revival with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Meanwhile, Jones was coming off a subpar tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Washington standout fell out of favor with the coaching staff and his opportunities to make an impact ran out. When the Jaguars acquired him, it looked like a depth move. However, the cornerback quickly seized the opportunity he received in Jacksonville.
Originally a second-round selection in 2017, Jones was coming off an injury he suffered at his Pro Day the same year. He ended up playing 22 games and starting eight before the Eagles’ brass decided to part way with him before the 2020 season started.
The Jaguars wasted no time and added Jones to their practice squad. Although the cornerback didn’t play in Week 1, he would later get promoted to the active roster and dress up in Week 2. His role progressively increased and started the ‘Jags’ Week 5 matchup against the Houston Texans. He’s been part of the starting lineup since then.
Against the Packer, Jones gave up a touchdown, but he also had an interception that helped the Jags stay in the game. He also had nine tackles and two passes defensed. Considering that this Jacksonville team played against one of the top offenses in the NFL, the former Huskies cornerback rise to the occasion.
Jones’ contract expires after the offseason. The Jaguars’ brass now has a good problem and needs to decide whether they will bring him next season. If the cornerback keeps playing the way he did against the Packers, this will be a no brainer.