Second-year safety Andre Cisco is ready to take a leap in Year 2 and become a young leader for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The former Syracuse Orangeman recently had a one-on-one interview with Luke Winstel of Clemson Sports and discussed his plans and preparation for the 2022 NFL season.
Cisco made it clear that he has big goals for this upcoming season. More precisely, he wants to take the league by storm.
"Take the league by storm, let everyone know who I am as a player, who I’m trying to be off the field and really just create my own legacy."
The second-year safety says he learned very important lessons during his rookie year and that he will apply them moving forward.
"Being a professional is about everything. It’s about who you are as a person when it comes to being a professional in the NFL. You can’t just freestyle and think that certain actions have a cause. You want everything towards the angle, which is Hall of Fame, Super Bowl, and things like that."
Cisco also told Winstel that he’s looking to “be a young leader” for the Jaguars and helped them be a winning organization. Moreover, “he’s looking to bring the best out of my teammates”. Here’s the clip in case you want to give it a look.
The Jaguars need Andre Cisco to become a playmaker in 2022
Cisco dealt with injuries in his last two seasons at Syracuse but he managed to stay healthy in his first year in the NFL. He played a reserve role for most of the 2021 campaign but finally got his chance to start in Week 16. He went on to have an immediate impact, forcing two fumbles and nearly intercepting a pass against the New York Jets.
The previous coaching staff seemed to have favored Andrew Wingard over Cisco last season but the latter should pick up where he left off and get the starting nod in Week 1. After all, Cisco got a higher ceiling of the two and the Jaguars’ brass needs to find out what they have in him.
Back at Syracuse, the New York native logged 13 interceptions and 14 passes defensed in just 24 games. Jacksonville’s defense could certainly use his ballhawk skills this upcoming season, as they registered a measly nine turnovers last year, the lowest figure in the league.
The Jaguars are a team in transition but have a few promising players on the roster. Cisco is one of them and he deserves a chance to be in the starting lineup when they take on the Washington Commanders in Week 1.