Last offseason, the Vikings lost three key cornerbacks when Xavier Rhodes, Mackensie Alexander, and Trae Waynes all left in free agency. This offseason, the Vikings will be looking to revamp a defense that has lost a step since 2019. One block towards rebuilding the once great defense could be free agent William Jackson. He was recently listed as one of Bleacher Report’s ideal free agency targets for the Vikings. There are few good reasons as to why.
Jackson was a first round draft pick by the Bengals in the 2016 Draft. After missing the entire 2016 season due to a torn pectoral muscle in training camp, Jackson has bounced back from that injury to become a consistent starter for the Bengals over the past four seasons.