25-Year-Old Safety – Baltimore Ravens
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Jefferson was a productive player in college at Oklahoma but went undrafted in 2013 after testing poorly in pre-draft workouts. If his four years in Arizona were any indication, this is a case of a pl...
Tony Jefferson Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $34 million contract with the Ravens in March of 2017. Contract is worth up to $37 million in incentives and contains $19 million guaranteed.
Jefferson (ankle) will play Thursday against the Dolphins.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
With Johnson headed to Tennessee and Tyrann Mathieu recovering from a torn ACL, Jefferson should have a chance to earn a career high in defensive snaps this year. Splitting his time between defense and special teams the last two years, Jefferson totaled 157 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions while playing 1,436 snaps. Playing on perhaps the best-schemed defense in the league, there's reason to think Jefferson could hold a good amount of IDP upside if he could push for the 900-snap range on defense. It's hard to see how he wouldn't get those snaps.
The selection of Deone Bucannon in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft should have kept Jefferson in the periphery, but the latter responded by landing the starting strong safety spot out of training camp and further solidified his status as a starter with 50 tackles in the first seven games. His season turned in the last contest of that run, though, when he suffered a concussion. In the subsequent four games, he played a combined 65 snaps, which contributed to a diminished role as the weeks wound on. With Bucannon poised to handle the bulk of the work at SS this season, Jefferson's IDP relevance could again be linked to a deficiency in the linebacker corps, as it was a season ago.
Despite his status as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Jefferson was active for all 16 games and racked up 24 tackles (19 solo). Nevertheless, the organization selected Deone Bucannon in the first round of this year's draft, placing a shadow over Jefferson's status in the defensive backfield. Jefferson has responded by taking all the first-team reps during OTAs and minicamp, which has extended into training camp with his listing as the Cardinals' starting strong safety.