After breaking out in his third season in the NFL in 2020, New England Patriots cornerback JC Jackson outdid himself in 2021. Now there would be a strong possibility that he played his last game in a Patriots uniform.
Jackson signed as an undrafted free agent with New England in 2018 and was instrumental in the Super Bowl-winning team against the Los Angeles Rams. Jackson finished his rookie season with 24 tackles, six passes defended and three interceptions in 13 regular season games, while adding seven tackles in the playoffs.
Maryland’s product count rose to 36 tackles, 10 passes defensed, and five interceptions in 16 games in 2019, and he solidified himself as an integral part of the Patriots secondary in 2020. That season, he played 16 games (making 11 starts) and recorded 40 tackles, 14 passes defensed, nine career-high interceptions, and three fumble recoveries.
The 26-year-old improved further in 2021, recording career highs in tackles (58) and passes defended (an NFL high of 23), while posting eight interceptions, which was second in the league. league behind Trevon Diggs of the Dallas Cowboys. .