It tells us that the 49ers were serious about improving its secondary, enough to the point where they were willing to give up compensation for the 28-year-old Jackson. It has not been a good year for Jackson, but he had two seasons in a row with New York where he allowed a completion percentage below 50, and only gave up four total touchdowns in two years.
Jackson has track speed, and is more of a man-to-man type of corner as opposed to the cornerbacks on the Niners roster who are better in zone coverage.
This wouldn’t be the first time a team botched a trade near the deadline. It also won’t be the last, and who knows how many go unreported.
Now, the 49ers will rely on their options already on the roster. If you’re Deommodore Lenoir or Isaiah Oliver, it can’t feel good knowing your team was looking to replace you. At the same time, this is a business and the Niners are obligated to put the best players out there.