Teams called the Tennessee Titans about cornerback Adoree’ Jackson before the trade deadline.
While the Tennessee Titans didn’t make any moves at the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, they did receive calls on cornerback Adoree’ Jackson.
Tennessee decided to stand pat as the October 29th deadline passed at 3 p.m. CDT, and although teams did inquire with the Titans about Jackson, general manager Jon Robinson was not actively shopping the 24-year-old.
This is according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated.
Another player who prompted phone calls the last couple days: Titans CB Adoree Jackson. Tennessee didn’t actively shop him, but that didn’t stop corner-needy teams from taking their shot at him.
It would have been somewhat surprising if Robinson was shopping Jackson, but that was not the case here. It’s definitely not a surprise that teams were checking in on the USC product, with the Titans sitting at 4-4 in the midst of another middling season.
However, trading Jackson at this point wouldn’t have made much sense, unless of course there was some kind of overwhelming package out there too good to pass up. Unfortunately, we have no clue what was offered based on Breer’s writing.
Jackson has been solid for the Titans in coverage this season and is an important part of what has been an elite defense in Nashville. Jackson was even ranked as the No. 17 corner by Pro Football Focus after the first five weeks of the 2019 season.
On top of that, Jackson is in the third year of his rookie deal, and the team will have the choice of picking up the fifth-year option of that deal at some point.
The Titans saw just how much they need Jackson in Week 8, also. Jackson was forced to miss the contest with a foot injury and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans promptly abused Jackson’s replacement, cornerback LeShaun Sims, to the tune of 11 catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns.
Granted, Evans is a tough cover no matter who is on him, but you’d have to imagine Evans wouldn’t have had as easy a time with Jackson as he did with Sims. Prior to Evans’ explosion, no wide receiver the Titans have faced had totaled 100 yards or more in a game this season.
As far as Jackson’s status for Week 9 is concerned: we’ll have to see if he practices on Wednesday or at all during the week, but there has been no indication to this point that his injury is anything long term, so the Titans will hope he returns to action this Sunday.