After taking a shot at the coaches for the way he’s been used this season, New York Giants veteran cornerback Janoris “Jackrabbit” Jenkins just might be better off keeping his mouth shut for a while.
As the team convened for practice on Wednesday, that’s exactly the course of action Jenkins has chosen to take.
After Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Jenkins complained that he isn’t being utilized properly, specifically being asked to cover the opponent’s top receiver regardless of where that receiver lines up.
“You’ve got to use your weapons,” Jenkins said. “I’m the only one in the league that doesn’t travel (with the opponents top WR). I don’t understand why.”
“I play on the left side of the field all game,” he continued. “I get two passes a game. C’mon, bro. Everybody in the league who has a top corner, they travel. Rabbit don’t travel no more. I’m just here to do my job, play football and play for the man next to me. I can’t play everybody’s position. I can only play my side, my field, my man.”
The Giants have a secondary chock full of rookies and experienced players and the plan at the outset of the season was to lean heavily on Jenkins, a plan they’ve obviously abandoned.
Jenkins is under contract for one more season with the Giants, but it’s clear his days here are numbered. Jackrabbit’s cap hit for 2020 is $14.75 million but will save $11.25 million by releasing him.