Follow Taylor Bisciotti of NFL Network. Bisciotti noted that Jackson was absent from practice on Monday.
Jackson, who signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Chargers this season, underwent ankle surgery on Aug. born.
“It’s a more comfortable level where he’ll slow down sometimes,” said Chargers head coach Brandon Staley, via The Athletic. “It’s just to give him peace of mind moving forward, to do it now. That’s what he wants to do and we support that.”
“He tried the rehabilitation part of it and an injection, and he just felt that if we could get this done he would run at full speed and not be able to turn back. And once. anymore, I can’t say enough, no. ankle injury, “Staley more.
While Jackson won’t be gone for long, he will certainly be missed in Week 1. In 2021, Jackson leads the league in breakouts and second in interceptions, leading the New England Patriots with -33.3% defense on DVOA against WR1s. In contrast, the Chargers overtake the defense ranked 31st against the WR1s (22.9%) in 2021.
Now, Los Angeles won’t have its top return with the Las Vegas Raiders and the newly acquired broad receiver Davante Adams coming to town. In a closely contested AFC West, the Chargers fought an uphill battle in the division race.