On Monday night, the Seattle Seahawks acquired a defensive back from the Jacksonville Jaguars who is no stranger to the Pacific Northwest.
According to ESPN’s NFL analyst Adam Schefter, the Jaguars traded cornerback Sidney Jones to the Seahawks. Jones already has a sizable following in Seattle. From 2014 to 2016, he was a standout for the Washington Huskies. It’s only fitting that he’ll be returning to the neighborhood.
Jones was selected with the 43rd overall choice in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Before joining Jacksonville for the 2020 season, he spent three years in Philadelphia. Jones has 76 tackles and four interceptions in 31 career games, 14 of which he started.
The former Washington standout is now on his way to Seattle, where he is expected to contribute to the Seahawks’ defense this season.
Trade: Jaguars sending CB Sidney Jones to Seattle, per source. Jones returns to area where he shined in college.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
The Jaguars, meanwhile, are getting a sixth-round pick from the Seahawks in return, per NFL insider Tom Pelissero.
The year Sidney Jones spent with the Jaguars was his greatest of his career. He only appeared in nine games, including six starts, but he made the most of it. During that time, Jones recorded 26 tackles and two interceptions.
The addition of Jones should help the Seahawks. In Jacksonville, he was slated as a backup cornerback and was expected to see plenty of action. In Seattle, he should get just as much field time.
Jones’ reunification with the Pacific Northwest is a fantastic plot. Years ago, he was a star for the Washington Huskies. The Seahawks are hopeful he can have a similar impact on the team this season.
Source: MSN Sports