How Seahawks' Michael Jackson overcame adversity, doubt to get to Seattle
Under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks have landed more gems at cornerback than perhaps any team in history
If you want an idea of how long it has taken for Michael Jackson to develop into a starting NFL cornerback, consider the fact that he was in the same recruiting class as Ugo Amadi in 2015.
Now less than a year after Pete Carroll traded Amadi to the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s praising Jackson as the Seahawks player who had the best showing at minicamp of anyone on the roster. A cornerback who got released at final cuts as a rookie, traded in year two, and who was on four different teams in his first three seasons, Jackson has found a home with Seattle and is only 26.
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If he plays again like he did in 2022 (Jackson’s targets/catches allowed/yards/touchdowns allowed/touchdowns are practically identical to Sauce Gardner’s), then the Seahawks will have some tough decisions to make with regards to who is starting on the outside of their defense and how much they can afford to pay him after just drafting Tariq Woolen and Devon Witherspoon.
But that’s for a look ahead. Today’s article on Michael Jackson is a review of his past and how he landed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2021.
And yes, searching for stories on this player is harder than for any other person in the NFL…
But I’ll get you through it and with zero
bad not good puns. (What’s a “bad” not good Michael Jackson pun? All of them!)