The Patriots have cut former early second-round pick Chad Jackson, who they coveted so much they traded up to get him. I know a lot of people like some of the Chiefs‘ young receivers, but Jackson has more potential than any WR on our roster not named Dwayne Bowe. I really believe that. Other than going after a quarterback, I haven’t been ga-ga over any recently released free agent. I am ga-ga over Jackson and his 4.3 speed. From ESPN:
Injuries ravaged Jackson’s two seasons. As a rookie, he was dogged by a hamstring injury and later a knee problem. He played in just two games last year because of the knee injury and didn’t have a catch. His rookie numbers were all he posted: 13 receptions for 152 yards and three touchdowns.
There was so much buzz surrounding Jackson when he came out of Florida after his junior year as a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist.
But some scouts consider Jackson a workout wonder who doesn’t play as fast as he clocks. He never meshed with Tom Brady and then got lost amid a stacked receiving corps.
But Jackson is only 23 and now can be picked up by a needy team willing to take a chance.
He never meshed with Tom Brady because he was buried beneath Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Donte’ Stallworth and even Jabar Gaffney, in that order. Gee, he must be a complete bust if he can’t beat those guys out. My other point is that the Pats have a ton of talent, so it was inevitable that they would have to cut someone with potential. To me, this is a no-brainer, especially with Will Franklin out. At only 23 years of age, Jackson is a perfect Herm Edwards guy.
Addicts, what do you think about Chad Jackson?