The Tennessee Titans were busy in free agency once again on Tuesday, this time coming to terms on a contract agreement with cornerback Janoris Jenkins. The financial details and length of the pact are still unknown.
Earlier in the day, the Titans made two surprising moves with the release of cornerback Adoree’ Jackson and right tackle Dennis Kelly, so bringing Jenkins aboard amounts to an answer for the former move.
While Jenkins wasn’t the big splash we were expecting, the 32-year-old veteran corner is a good fit in Tennessee, as he excels in man coverage.
He also posted impressive coverage numbers in 2020, allowing a completion rate of 58.8 percent and a QB rating of 81.8 when targeted. He stands to take over one of the two vacated starting spots on the boundary in 2021.
Here’s a look at how Twitter reacted to the news.
According to @ESPNStatsInfo the #Titans were in man coverage 48% of the time last season. While in man, they gave up 28 TD passes. That’s the 2nd most in the NFL. They’re expecting Janoris Jenkins who has primarily been a man CB throughout his career to help improve that number.
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) March 16, 2021
I’m all for waiting to see how everything plays out on the field. I am a fan after all. But old corners just pic.twitter.com/t3KAsDP8aL
— Two Tone Fanatics (@twotonefanatics) March 16, 2021
One of my favorite quirky moments from this beat: Janoris Jenkins didn’t do many interviews but granted me extended time under two conditions. Interesting character…
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) March 16, 2021
Janoris Jenkins walking into the Titans’ secondary team meeting: pic.twitter.com/kETmOrmwvN
— HarrisSZN (17-22) (@HarrisSZN11) March 16, 2021
Titans have a plan at cornerback after releasing Malcolm Butler and Adoree Jackson. This is part of it. https://t.co/vB6KQrBmNT
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 16, 2021
He’s 32, but… he’s a true man corner which makes him a great scheme fit for the #Titans and he’s still pretty disruptive. Three picks and 12 PBUs last year while allowing a passer rating of just 79 in passes into his coverage per @PFF (14th best out of 78 qualifying CBs). https://t.co/QbmCkC0oc5
— Mike Herndon (@MikeMiracles) March 16, 2021
— Titans Film Room (@titansfilmroom) March 16, 2021
Look, life could be worse. We could be Bears fans. https://t.co/INvBerQQPH
— 2nd & Victory (@2ndandVictory) March 16, 2021
With the signing of Jenkins, the Titans have made a trio of signings to try and bolster their defense, along with inking defensive lineman Denico Autry and outside linebacker Bud Dupree.
The overhaul continues.