The Jacksonville Jaguars are trading Sidney Jones to the Seattle Seahawks. The fifth-year corner will return to the west coast, where he played college football. The team will reportedly receive a 2022 sixth-round pick as compensation. The Jaguars have to trim their roster to 53 men and this move indicates they are confident in their other cornerbacks.
Jacksonville is receiving a 2022 sixth-round pick in return for CB Sidney Jones, per source. https://t.co/m3bVbC4Fly
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
Jacksonville Jaguars Trade Sidney Jones
Sidney Jones is about to start his fifth year in the NFL. He started the 2020 season’s training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles but was cut and found his way to the Jaguars in early September last year. Jones would go on to play nine games and start six for the Jags in 2020. Jones had two interceptions, nine passes defended, two forced fumbles, and 26 total tackles in his nine games. He went to the injured reserve in late December but has been with the Jags through the preseason.
Prior to Jones’ time in Jax, he spent three seasons with the Eagles. Jones was a second-round selection for the team in the 2017 NFL Draft. He had an Achilles injury before being drafted and only played in one regular season game as a rookie. In the 2018 season, Jones played nine games (starting four) and had two passes defended along with 25 total tackles. The 2019 season was Jones’ last with the Eagles. That year, Jones played 12 games (starting four) and produced two interceptions, eight passes defended, and 23 total tackles.
Jones played college football with the Washington Huskies. He played through his junior season, amassing nine interceptions, 30 passes defended, 145 total tackles, one touchdown, six forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. Unfortunately, Jones tore his Achilles during his pro day, which caused him to miss the majority of his rookie season in the NFL. Jones will now return to the state he played college ball to play for the Seahawks.