Former 2018 early-round cornerbacks are being swapped between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Packers are selling Josh Jackson to the Giants in exchange for Isaac Yiadom, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The news was initially reported by ESPN.
Jackson was selected with a second-round pick by Green Bay. He started ten games as a rookie, but has struggled terribly the past two seasons, starting only five games in that time — all in 2020. According to Pro Football Focus, the 25-year-old struggled in the preseason opener against Houston, surrendering seven catches on ten targets for 91 yards.
For the former second-round pick, a fresh start in New York could be advantageous.
Yiadom has been traded twice already in his young career. Yiadom was a third-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2018, but he was traded to the New York Jets for a seventh-round pick last offseason.
In 2020, the 25-year-old played in 16 games for the Giants, starting ten of them, with five pass defenses, 46 tackles, and half a sack. In two seasons with the Broncos, Yiadom started nine games, recording one interception and seven pass breakups.
Perhaps a change of scenery will help both corners resurrect their NFL careers.