J.C. Jackson and the Los Angeles Chargers lost Thursday, with the star cornerback not grading out well against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jackson's lowest point in his first game as a Charger came when Justin Watson beat him for a touchdown in the third quarter, cutting into what had been a 10-point lead for Los Angeles:
The New England Patriots developed Jackson after signing him as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland. But despite him being named a second-team All-Pro in his fourth season with the Patriots, he was allowed to leave for a five-year/$82.5 million deal with the Chargers.
It was a tough task for Jackson to make his Chargers debut against Mahomes and the Chiefs after he missed Week 1 due to an ankle injury. Jackson should have a chance to get his feet under him over the next three weeks against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns, before the Chargers host Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos in Week 6 on Monday Night Football.