3 cornerbacks Commanders need to sign to replace William Jackson
By Jerry Trotta
1. Sidney Jones IV
We pegged Jones as someone the Commanders should target via trade after Seattle made him available. When the dust settled, the veteran didn’t get moved and the Seahawks waived him in the name of rolling with their overachieving group of young corners, including Tariq Woolen, Coby Bryant, Mike Jackson and Justin Coleman.
While Jones was the odd man out in Seattle this season, he’s one year removed from earning a 70.2 player grade from Pro Football Focus. In 16 games (11 starts), Jones tallied 10 passes defended and allowed just 35 catches on 56 targets (just a 62.5% completion rate) and committed just two penalties.
That low penalty rate would be a welcome sight for Commanders fans, as Jackson committed 12 penalties in 16 games with Washington. Jones shouldn’t have trouble adjusting to the Commanders’ zone scheme, either, as the Seahawks play man coverage less than 20% of the time, according to PFF. In fact, only the Vikings (11.5%) and Rams (10.7) play less man than Pete Carroll’s side.