Breaking- The Green Bay Packers have traded for New York Giants’ cornerback Isaac Yiadom. Matt Lombardo was the first to break the news.
— Matt Lombardo 🏈 (@MattLombardoNFL) August 17, 2021
The Packers are sending Josh Jackson to New York in return according to Rob Demovsky.
Isaac Yiadom’s NFL Career
Isaac Yiadom is a former third-round pick of the Denver Broncos. Prior to the beginning of last season, the Broncos traded him to the New York Giants. Out of 48 possible career games, he has played in 45. Yiadom has had only one career interception, which came in his rookie season.
Last season, Yiadom started 10 out of the 16 games that he played with the Giants. Yiadom had 46 tackles last season to go along with 0.5 sacks, five pass deflections, and one forced fumble. Advanced stats state that opposing quarterbacks had a 120.1 passer rating while completing 61.7% of their passes when targeting Yiadom. He had a missed tackling percentage of 9.8%, which was lower than Kevin King’s and Josh Jackson’s last season.
What Does This Move Mean for the Packers?
By 3:00 today, the Packers must trim their roster from 90 to 85. If they have not sent another player to the Giants, they will need to make an additional cut. This trade also follows a horrendous performance by Josh Jackson in the Packers’ preseason game against the Texans. In that game, Jackson allowed seven receptions for 91 yards. Last season, Jackson had a missed tackling percentage of 21.2% and struggled to get on the field even when healthy. There is definitely open competition on the cornerback depth chart.
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