Did the Giants overpay Adoree Jackson
One of the New York Giants best free agent signings this offseason has been cornerback Adoree Jackson after they inked him to a three-year, $39 million contract.
Former NFL executive and current analyst Michael Lombardi ripped the Giants signing Jackson in a recent article for The Athletic. Here’s what he wrote:
I loved Jackson coming out of USC. His speed and his ball skills made him a corner who could turn defense into offense. However, in the last two seasons, he has played in only 14 games, making few plays on the ball and lacking the return skills he displayed in college. I would love the Giants’ signing if they paid a modest salary, betting on Jackson returning to the game with a passion and more durability. But the Giants paid him as if he were a big-time starter, with guaranteed money for doing very little over the last two seasons. Who were the teams that the Giants were competing against for acquiring Jackson? The Titans know Jackson well, they desperately need coverage corners, and they walked away from the contract. What does that say?
Maybe the Giants got a little desperate this offseason because people have been ripping them for “overpaying” both Jackson and wide receiver Kenny Golladay.
At the end of the day, if both players perform well and the Giants are able to get back to the playoffs, no one will care how much money they spent. Free agency is always a gamble and they’re trying to turn things around over night.
You also have to remember that New York general manager Dave Gettleman is fighting to keep his job, so this team needs to win now.
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