4. Adoree’ Jackson
In 2021, the Giants signed Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year, $39 million contract, making him one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL. Jackson’s $13 million average annual value still ranks near the highest in the NFL amongst cornerbacks. Meanwhile, Jackson has been oft-injured and failed to live up to the expectations that have come with his lucrative contract during his time as a member of the Giants.
There's an old saying in sports: “The best ability is availability.” Unfortunately, availability has been an issue for Jackson, missing at least three games in all three seasons with the Giants.
Despite being a near-every-down player throughout his tenure, Jackson has failed to produce turnovers. In 32 games, Jackson has amassed just one interception, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. For reference, Giants rookie cornerback Deonte Banks has recorded more interceptions in 12 games as a rookie (two) than Jackson has in almost three seasons with the Giants.