Now 12 weeks into the season, Jackson ranks third in yards allowed per coverage snap (0.67), second in passer rating allowed (41.4) and fifth in coverage snaps per reception allowed (17.8) among cornerbacks with 130-plus coverage snaps. Additionally, he is one of just 14 NFL cornerbacks who have logged at least 200 snaps in coverage and to not have allowed a touchdown all season. He currently holds the league’s 24th-highest grade among all cornerbacks with an 82.3 overall grade.
Jackson has earned significant snaps against four different receivers who currently own overall grades above 73.0 in the nine games he’s played this season, squaring off against Antonio Brown (93.9 – first), Davante Adams (79.8 – 24th), T.Y. Hilton (76.4 – 38th) and Marqise Lee (73.9 – 50th). This normally-dominant group of four, however, combined for just two receptions for 42 yards (seven targets) when Jackson was the primary coverage defender.