Heading into training camp with the New York Jets, veteran cornerback Morris Claiborne looks to build upon a successful first season in New York.
The New York Jets decided they liked what they saw from cornerback Morris Claiborne this past season and decided to re-sign him on a one year, $10 million dollar deal. Before last season, he spent his first five years with the Dallas Cowboys. He enters this season looking to complete all sixteen games for the first time.
The Jets added free agent cornerback Trumaine Johnson this offseason to take some of the pressure off of Claiborne, a move certain to sit well with him. At the prime age of 28, Claiborne has the potential to earn himself a lot of money with his play this year.
Here’s a look Claiborne’s complete profile as he heads into training camp of the Jets.
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2017 SEASON REVIEW
Claiborne started fifteen games this past season for the Jets collecting one interception and a safety on the year. Matched up against the opponent’s top receiver every week, he did a good job to only allow three touchdowns in coverage last year.
2018 SEASON OUTLOOK
Claiborne is in line to have a breakout season. The addition of Johnson means he no longer has to cover the oppositions top guy. This could be a move that enables him to have an even bigger impact on the gridiron.
Having Johnson on the opposite side will also allow him to get his hands on more passes as opponents are likely to stay away from the Jets prized free agent addition. If Claiborne can stay healthy for a full season, something he has yet to do, he could be in store for a monster year.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
Morris Claiborne is a lock to make the final roster of the Jets. The team just paid him a good amount of money to be their No. 2 corner, a role which suits him better. He was dinged up during minicamp, but don’t be surprised if he has a career year thanks to everything he brings to the table.