Jets Add Cornerback Pierre Desir

The Jets have added former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Pierre Desir to boost their secondary. According to Connor Hughes, the deal is a one-year contract.

Desir was a starting cornerback for the Colts for the last two years. Also, he was projected at the top of the depth chart this year as well. Desir was spectacular in 2018, the only year when he played in all 16 games throughout the NFL season.

That year, Desir participated in 86 percent of the snaps and allowed a passer rating of just 85.6. He followed that his career-high three interceptions in 2019 but a worse campaign overall. His allowed passer rating went up to 96.5 and he has responsibility for five surrendered scores when in coverage.

The Jets would prefer for him to find his 2018 form but there’re some real similarities between his numbers and those of current CB1, Brian Poole. The signing of Desir wipes out the possibility of a starting tandem of Poole and Blessuan Austin, a 2019 draft pick.

After the Jets re-signed Poole and Arthur Maulet, they guaranteed improvement and ensured depth in the secondary by getting Desir. In addition, they also cut Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts.


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Teodor Tsenov
Teodor Tsenov is the Jets and Marlins writer for Overtime Heroics, as well as an NFL and MLB writer for Franchise Sports UK. From Bulgaria.

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