Claiborne should be a CB upgrade for the Jets

The Jets moved on from Darrelle Revis after the 2016 season, signing Morris Claiborne. PFF premium stats show what kind of upgrade Claiborne should be.

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Claiborne should be a CB upgrade for the Jets

The New York Jets released Darrelle Revis this offseason and replaced him with the younger Morris Claiborne. They upgraded their top corner and secondary in the process.

  • One thing that will be missed for the Jets is the flexibility Revis provided. Claiborne played 266 of a possible 294 snaps at left cornerback; Revis played 543 snaps in coverage, 285 of which were at left cornerback. Claiborne’s production however outweighs Revis’ flexibility.
  • Quarterbacks had a 104.2 QB rating when targeting Revis, while Claiborne ranked eighth-best among 117 qualifying corners in the NFL last season with a 64.1 QB rating against.
  • Revis ranked 70th among qualified CBs in 2016 after he allowed 1.28 yards per coverage snap, compared to Claiborne, who ranked ninth, allowing just 0.81 yards per coverage snap.
  • Revis also missed 1 out of every 7.9 tackles attempted in pass defense while Claiborne missed 1 out of every 12.0 tackles.

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