The Jacksonville Jaguars need to replenish their cornerback group this offseason. Early in the 2020 season, cornerback C.J. Henderson showed flashes as a rookie and Sidney Jones was having a career revival. However, injuries struck the Jaguars’ cornerback group and their secondary struggled to stop opposing offenses from scoring. Fortunately for the Jags, this year’s cornerback market will be a robust one.
Head coach Urban Meyer recently said on a sit-down with the local media that the secondary will be revamped at a few spots. Although he didn’t go into specifics about which positions would get a boost, it’s not really too hard to tell. Jones, D.J. Hayden, and Greg Mabin are all set to become free agents, and the team hasn’t shown any indication is planning on bringing any of them back.
Jones was solid before suffering an Achilles injury, so the Jags could offer him a one-year, prove-it, deal to see if he can pick up where he left off. However, trusting the Washington product to stay healthy for a full season (something he’s never managed to do in his five-year career) is a risky proposition.
Even if they keep Jones and he stays healthy, Jacksonville’s brass is better off bringing in help this offseason. They will have around $67.5 million in cap space after slapping left tackle Cam Robinson with the franchise tag and there will be plenty of cornerbacks available in the open market. Here are the best three.