Jacksonville Jaguars debate: Does CB Sidney Jones deserve new deal?

Sidney Jones #35 of the Jacksonville Jaguar(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Sidney Jones #35 and Jarrod Wilson #26 Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Sidney Jones has been an asset for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020.

These days, you may be hard-pressed to find any positives about the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, we assure you there are some. Even though the team isn’t very good as a whole, they have some talented players on both offense and defense. One of those defensive players is cornerback Sidney Jones.

When we think of good Jaguars cornerbacks in the last decade, Jalen Ramsey might have been the first one that came to your mind, but who else besides him? You could say Dwayne Gratz or Prince Amukamara, but you would be reaching.

The ‘Jags’ just haven’t been good at adding solid cornerbacks, or at least they weren’t up until this year. They used the ninth overall pick in 2020’s draft on C.J. Henderson and while he hasn’t become a shutdown cornerback, he’s had shown enough flashes to make the team’s brass comfortable about his selection.

Henderson has started eight games this season and has been mostly solid, but he hasn’t been the only cornerback that has performed well. Sidney Jones, who joined the team’s practice squad in September and was quickly promoted to the active roster a week later.

Jones has been solid in Jacksonville and has partaken in eight games and started five for the ‘Black and Teal’.  In Week 10, he registered nine total tackles, two pass deflections, and had one interception. It’s true that he gave up a touchdown, but his positives contributions stood out more.

The Washington standout is set to become a free agent after the 2020 season, and if he keeps playing the way he has, he will command plenty of attention. The ‘Jags’ have to decide whether they’re going to re-sign him or let him test the market.  The question doesn’t have a simple answer so we’re going to try to do our best to look at both sides of the coin.