Adoree' Jackson's 5th-Year Contract Option Reportedly Picked Up by Titans

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2020

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson plays against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Bills won 14-7. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
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The Tennessee Titans have reportedly exercised the fifth-year option in cornerback Adoree' Jackson's contract, according to ESPN's Turron Davenport.

Per Spotrac, Jackson is set to make just over $2 million this season and $10.244 million in 2021 before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

The Titans selected Jackson with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft out of USC, and he has gone on to appear in 43 regular-season games and make 39 starts in three seasons.

Jackson, 24, appeared in all 16 games in each of his first two NFL seasons. He finished with 70 tackles, 17 passes defended, three forced fumbles and no interceptions as a rookie, and then followed that up with 73 tackles, 10 passes defended and two picks in 2018.

Injuries limited Jackson to 11 games and 10 starts last season, and he recorded career lows with 45 tackles, six passes defended and no interceptions.

While Jackson had a down year in 2019, the decision to keep him in the fold through 2021 doesn't come as a huge surprise since he is penciled in to start across from Malcolm Butler next season because of the fact that Logan Ryan is a free agent.

Exercising the fifth-year option gives the Titans an extra year to decide whether Jackson is worth a long-term extension, and it will also give Tennessee time to evaluate other players at the position.

The Titans selected cornerback Kristian Fulton out of LSU in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft, and he could push Jackson for the starting job as early as the upcoming season.

Tennessee had some significant decisions to make Friday with regard to fifth-year options, as wide receiver Corey Davis is also entering the final year of his rookie contract.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the Titans decided to decline the fifth-year option on Davis, which means he can become a free agent after the 2020 season.