Jaguars giving CB Tyson Campbell a chance to show what he can do

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) and Denver Broncos and WR Courtland Sutton (14) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) and Denver Broncos and WR Courtland Sutton (14) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars may be without starting cornerback C.J. Henderson in Week 3. If he isn’t ready to, Tyson Campbell will most likely take his spot in the lineup. 

After the Jacksonville Jaguars’ loss to the Denver Broncos, head coach Urban Meyer announced C.J. Henderson sustained a groin injury during the game. Ahead of the team’s Week 3 matchup versus the Arizona Cardinals, Meyer told the local media Friday that the Florida product is questionable to play, along with Tre Herndon and Roy Robertson-Harris.

During his sitdown with the local media, the Jaguars’ head coach was asked if Tyson Campbell would move to the outside if Henderson isn’t good to go. He said they ‘were working through it‘. If that’s the case, the rookie cornerback will start his second game of the year. In two games, he’s appeared in 57 percent of the team’s defensive snaps and has logged five total tackles and one pass defense.

Henderson started both games this season and has registered eight total tackles. He missed several days of practice in training camp and was the target of trade speculations. The ninth overall pick in the 2019 draft ended up making up the time he lost and played in the Jags’ last two preseason games.

What should the Jacksonville Jaguars expect from Tyson Campbell?

Campbell struggled in the season opener, allowing five receptions and one touchdown in five targets. However, he played a bit better against the Denver Broncos, giving up four passes for 30 yards in seven targets. It will be interesting to see how he fares on the outside full-time, as he’s been lining up mainly in the slot.

The Arizona Cardinals may be without wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on Sunday. The three-time First-Team All-Pro nod will be a game-time decision but even if he doesn’t suit up, the Cards have enough firepower to score points. They are currently second in the league in points scored and have a well-rounded group of wide receivers in A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, and Andy Isabella.

The Jaguars are an 8-point underdog ahead of Sunday’s game. If they want to have a shot at pulling the upset, they will have to slow down the Cardinals’ passing game, which will be no easy task. For that to happen, Campbell will have to show out.

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