1. William Jackson III
William Jackson enjoyed a solid debut for Washington in Week 1 against the Chargers, tallying four tackles, two pass breakups and a huge interception when Los Angeles was knocking on the door in the red zone.
We’re not sure what happened to Jackson between that game and last Thursday night, because he looked like a shell of the playmaking CB he was in the opener. Maybe it was the short week, but Jackson was a net negative vs the Giants.
When the dust settled, Jackson was responsible for one Giants touchdown, but it could’ve easily been three. Not only was he beat for a Darius Slayton 33-yard touchdown with just under five minutes left in the third quarter, but he was flagged for pass interference on what would’ve been a Kenny Golladay second half TD.
As crazy as it sounds, that wasn’t even the lowest point of the game for Jackson. On a clear miscommunication with his safeties, the $42 million cornerback got cooked by Slayton that should’ve resulted in the game-deciding score.
However, Slayton somehow failed to come down with the catch. We don’t even want to think how Washington fans would’ve reacted if Slayton caught it. Let’s just say Jackson might’ve had to be escorted back to Landover.
Jackson has a longer leash than Young and Fuller given how he performed in Week 1, but he better rebound and show up in Week 3, because the Bills wide receiving corps has plenty of speed to burn.