Josh Jackson
refer to caption
Jackson with the Green Bay Packers in 2019
No. 36 – Arizona Cardinals
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-03) April 3, 1996 (age 26)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Dallas
(Corinth, Texas)
College:Iowa
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2021
Total tackles:90
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:12
Total touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Joshua Randall Jackson (born April 3, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years

Jackson attended Lake Dallas High School in Corinth, Texas, where he played high school football as a cornerback and wide receiver. He committed to the University of Iowa to play college football.[1][2]

College career

After redshirting his first year at Iowa in 2014, Jackson played in all 14 games in 2015, recording eight tackles. In 2016, he played in 12 games and made one start and recorded 10 tackles. As a first year starter his junior year in 2017, Jackson was named Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.[3][4] On January 3, 2018, Jackson declared his intentions to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[5]

College statistics

Iowa Hawkeyes
Defense
Year Team GP Tackles For Loss Passes Def Int Yards TD FF
2015 Iowa 14 8 0.0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 Iowa 12 10 1.0 4 0 0 0 0
2017 Iowa 13 48 0.5 18 8 168 2 1
College totals 39 66 1.5 24 8 168 2 1

Professional career

External video
video icon Josh Jackson’s NFL Combine Workout
video icon Josh Jackson runs a 4.56s 40-yard dash
video icon 2018 NFL Draft Profile: Josh Jackson
Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+38 in
(1.84 m)
196 lb
(89 kg)
31+18 in
(0.79 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.56 s 1.57 s 2.61 s 4.03 s 6.86 s 38 in
(0.97 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Draft[6][7]

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers selected Jackson in the second round (45th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jackson was the fourth cornerback drafted in 2018 and was the second selected by the Packers after Jaire Alexander (18th overall).[8]

External video
video icon Packers draft Josh Jackson 45th overall
video icon Jackson “Packers are getting a baller”
video icon Instant Draft Grade: Josh Jackson

On May 17, 2018, the Green Bay Packers signed Jackson to a four-year, $6.25 million contract that includes $3.87 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.62 million.[9][10][11]

Throughout training camp, Jackson competed to be a starting cornerback against Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, Tramon Williams, and Davon House.[12] Head coach Mike McCarthy named Jackson the fifth cornerback on the depth chart to begin the regular season, behind Tramon Williams, Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, and Davon House.[13]

He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Green Bay Packers’ season-opener against the Chicago Bears and made three solo tackles during their 24–23 victory. On September 16, 2018, Jackson recorded four solo tackles and scored the first touchdown of his career during a 29–29 tie against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. Jackson recovered a punt by Matt Wile and caught it in the endzone for a touchdown after it was blocked by Geronimo Allison during the first quarter.[14] On November 25, 2018, Jackson collected a season-high eight combined tackles during a 24–17 loss at the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.[15] On December 2, 2018, the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy after they fell to a 4–7–1 record. He finished his rookie season in 2018 with 48 combined tackles (39 solo) and ten pass deflections in 16 games and ten starts.[16]

Jackson largely served as a depth role for the Packers, receiving playing time when primary starter Kevin King was injured. He received criticism for his preseason performance ahead of the 2021 season.[17]

New York Giants

On August 17, 2021, Jackson was traded to the New York Giants for cornerback Isaac Yiadom.[18] He was waived on October 26, 2021, without having played in a regular season game for the Giants.[19]

Kansas City Chiefs

Jackson signed with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on October 29, 2021.[20] He was released on January 18, 2022.

Arizona Cardinals

Jackson signed with the Arizona Cardinals on June 16, 2022.[21]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sck PD Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2018 GB 16 10 46 36 10 0.0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2019 GB 14 0 11 11 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 GB 12 5 24 19 5 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 42 15 81 66 15 0.0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Source: NFL.com

References

  1. ^ Hayslip, Patrick (February 6, 2014). "Football: Lake Dallas' Josh Jackson realizes dream". Denton Record-Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Morehouse, Marc (August 27, 2013). "Texas corner picks Hawkeyes". The Gazette. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson picking up steam as season progresses". Omaha World-Herald. Associated Press. November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Hlas, Mike (November 21, 2017). "Iowa's Josh Jackson: No bluster, just belief". The Gazette. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Rittenberg, Adam. "Iowa All-American CB Josh Jackson entering the 2018 NFL draft". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile – Josh Jackson". National Football League. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Iowa CB Josh Jackson : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Spofford, Mike (April 27, 2018). "Packers select Iowa CB Josh Jackson in second round". Packers.com. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Spotrac.com: Josh Jackson contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  10. ^ "Packers sign second-rounder Josh Jackson". ProFootballTalk. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "Packers sign CB Josh Jackson". Green Bay Packers. Archived from the original on May 21, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  12. ^ Pinup, Cole (May 5, 2018). "A Look at the Green Bay Packers Cornerback Competition". lastwordonprofootball.com. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  13. ^ "Packers 2018 Depth Chart is Out". TotalPackers.com. September 4, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  14. ^ "Josh Jackson scores first NFL TD after blocked punt". 24/7 Sports. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "NFL Player stats: Josh Jackson (2018)". National Football League. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  16. ^ "NFL Player stats: Josh Jackson (career)". National Football League. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  17. ^ Kruse, Zach (August 16, 2021). "Packers PFF grades: Best, worst players in preseason opener vs. Texans". PackersWire.
  18. ^ Patra, Kevin (August 17, 2021). "Packers trading CB Josh Jackson to Giants for CB Isaac Yiadom". NFL.com.
  19. ^ Alper, Josh (October 26, 2021). "Giants put Jabrill Peppers on IR, waive Josh Jackson and David Sills". NBCSports.com.
  20. ^ Brisco, Joshua (October 29, 2021). "Chiefs Sign (Another) Top-50 Pick Looking for Change of Scenery". SI.com.
  21. ^ Urban, Darren (June 16, 2022). "Cardinals Sign Josh Jackson, Ben Niemann After Tryouts". AZCardinals.com.