JC Jackson agrees to 5-year, $82.5 million deal with Los Angeles Chargers, says source

The Los Angeles Chargers give a back corner to former New England Patriots JC Jackson A five-year, $82.5 million deal includes $40 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schifter on Monday.

Jackson, who just finished his fourth season in the NFL with the Patriots, earned his first Pro Bowl pick in 2021. His eight interceptions were second in the NFL, behind the Dallas Cowboys Cornback Tryvon Diggs11.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick noted Jackson’s talent for innovating football during the season when he said, “You leave any rubbish lying around, and he’ll pick it up.”

Jackson, who sometimes refers to himself by the nickname “Mr. INT,” has racked up 25 interceptions since entering the league with the Patriots in 2018 as a non-drafted free agent outside of Maryland. Over 25 players tied for Leicester Hayes and Iverson Walls in their first four seasons (since 1970).

Jackson, who is 6-foot-1, 198 pounds, was named to the All-Pro team by the Associated Press in 2021. He told NBC Sports Boston that the Patriots approached him about a contract extension during the season, but decided to hold off on talks until the year was over.

Jackson, 26, has been a constant throughout his NFL career. He started all 17 regular season games last season, losing to the Buffalo Bills.

In total, he played 67 matches, 42 matches (including the playoffs).

ESPN’s Mike Reese contributed to this report.

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