In 2019, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants were abslutely terrible in passing defense and it made even worse due to the lack of quality play at the cornerback position.
Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills were ineffective for the Eagles while on the field, and same for the Giants after they waived Janoris Jenkins. New York ranked seventh-worst in passing touchdowns allowed while the Eagles ranked 11th worst.
Both teams could use a stud at the position and that could come in the form of Byron Jones. The Cowboys are getting set to part ways with him in free agency and he might end up staying in the NFC East, as the Giants and Eagles are expected to get into a “bidding war” for his services, according to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline.
“Throughout the week of the NFL Combine, everything I heard pointed to the Philadelphia Eagles being the favorite for CB Byron Jones. Then late in the weekend, someone told me to “expect the Eagles and New York Giants to get into a bidding war for Jones.” As I reported last week – Jones is going to make a lot of money and he’ll be able to pick the team he wants to play for.”
The Eagles have $41.8 million in cap space this offseason, while the Giants bolster $67.81 million in available cap space.
Jones is reportedly seeking around $15 million per year.