C.J. Henderson is the number nine overall selection from the 2020 NFL Draft. Though he’s only just finished his rookie season, he may not be with the Jacksonville Jaguars for much longer. ESPN Senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler, has reported that the team is shopping him. Perhaps these rumors will heat up in the coming week as preseason games draw closer.
A source says things are good with the team and Henderson, who just returned from the Covid-19/reserve list. So maybe they hold onto him. But the team likes its corners and Henderson would have interest.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 8, 2021
C.J. Henderson Reportedly on the Trading Block
Henderson played college ball at the University of Florida. He was one of the top cornerback prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft and came with high expectations. Henderson had a great start to his Jaguars tenure in his first game. His season was cut short after only eight games due to a groin injury, resulting in him being placed on the injured reserve on November 19th. On the season, he had 36 tackles (27 solo), six PBU’s, and one interception. Out of the six pass break up’s, three were in week one, and his lone interception was in week one as well.
Though Henderson struggled at times last year, he did only play half a season. The young cornerback has all the physical tools to excel and will turn 23 on September 30th. If the Jaguars are serious about trading him, there should be a market. Henderson recently re-joined the team after being on the Covid-19/reserve list. This news of a possible trade comes after he has been in only a few practices in training camp. Interestingly, in Fowler’s tweet, he mentions that Henderson would have interest. Henderson has not spoken to the media recently, but he must not be happy in Jacksonville. The team did add a strong veteran in free agency in Shaquill Griffin. They also added Tyson Campbell out of Georgia with the first pick of the second round in this year’s draft.
Urban Meyer was asked about CJ Henderson twice today. He said a total of five words. pic.twitter.com/bMzenYzfN5
— Kassidy Hill (@KassidyGHill) August 9, 2021
Head coach Urban Meyer did not have much to say about Henderson after Sunday’s open scrimmage. He could stay with the team, but if he is moved, this is the writing on the wall.