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Ex-Pats CB wants J.C. Jackson to get paid amid big day vs. Jets

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J.C. Jackson is picking up right where he left off.

After finishing second in the NFL with a career-high nine interceptions in 2020, the New England Patriots cornerback resumed his ball-hawking Sunday by intercepting New York Jets rookie Zach Wilson twice at MetLife Stadium.

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Jackson's efforts caught the eye of former ball-hawking Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel, who suggested Jackson's continued success should result in a financial reward.

Jackson is playing on a one-year, $3.38 million second-round tender contract after failing to agree on an extension with New England this offseason. The 25-year-old didn't seem bothered by the lack of extension this summer, noting that "the money is going to come."

If Jackson continues to play well with top cornerback Stephon Gilmore out through at least Week 7, that money indeed might come next offseason -- whether in New England or elsewhere.