The Jacksonville Jaguars could bring back a familiar face.
The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11 last year and their ferocious defense limited the Jaguars’ offense to a season-low three points and exposed their inability to move the ball. In that game, slot cornerback Mike Hilton played a season-low 21 defensive snaps and logged just one assist.
However, Hilton was pretty solid the rest of the year, logging 51 total tackles (eight for a loss), seven passes defensed, three interceptions, and three sacks. Moreover, he gave up only one touchdown and allowed a whopping 9.2 yards per reception, which means that he wasn’t in the wrong end of many big plays. He missed four games with a shoulder injury in 2020 but before last year, he had missed just one.
An undrafted free agent in 2016, Hilton actually signed with the Jaguars in that year and spend training camp in Jacksonville before being released. After being claimed by the New England Patriots, he spent the season on their practice squad before joining the Steelers in 2017.
Former Jaguars general manager David Caldwell wouldn’t have imagined Hilton was going to become a starting cornerback in the NFL. Otherwise, the team wouldn’t have released him. This Jacksonville team will have a chance to reunite with the Mississippi product.