I thought he showed he belongs in the NFL. He made the most of his opportunities. Great burst, speed, hands out of the backfield, on special teams, and especially looked competent as a kick returner. That spells doom for Iggy, which is not a bad thing for the team since he is truly a fringe NFL player. It’ll be heartbreaking for MCDC to make that cut since Godwin has given his all and done everything the coaches have asked of him including a position change. But the fact he got significant playing time last year was one of the reasons we were a 3 win team.
Now the big question is do we keep Jefferson or Iggy on the practice squad? I don’t remember how many RBs we stashed on the practice squad last year if any.
Iggy just doesn’t do as many things well as Jackson. Jackson is a better pure runner, better receiver, and can return kicks. Iggy’s best skill is returning kicks, but the majority of kickoffs are touchbacks, and he doesn’t return punts.
Iggy getting cut, they will try to slip him onto the practice squad.
If God forbid something happens to Swift, Jackson can start games, he’s done it before and played well for the Chargers.
I think we will release him in hopes of putting him on the practice squad. Nothing he did in preseason makes me think another team would claim him. 22 carries for 72 yards isn’t exactly making a statement. 3.3 yards per carry.
Jackson showed some serious return skills yesterday and makes really good cuts when running the ball. My favorite play from him yesterday is when he somehow turned a run that should’ve lost a yard into a two yard gain with just a little wig and falling forward.
YES to all of this → Jackson is clearly superior talent to the other 2. I hope iggz can stay on practice squad because he can back up WR, RB, PR, and KR. There’s value in that, for sure. Still…We have lots of depth at WR & RB, and Jackson is a superior talent at KR/PR as well as depth at RB.
Next year, we will be cutting, releasing and/or trading good players that we dont’ have room for. Love Brad Holmes.