He sprained his MCL on Saturday against the Seahawks and many felt he was snubbed for the Pro Bowl last week. Jefferson could also be one of the more significant decisions the Cardinals need to make in the offseason.
Jefferson does sound like a player who is willing to take more of a hometown discount however. He sounds as if he loves playing in Arizona. It is just a short drive home to San Diego for him.
He won’t come cheap though. Although he does not have an interception, he does have 96 tackles on the season. He also has five passes defensed. In addition he has forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles.
Jefferson is making $1.67 million in 2016. He will cost more to keep. There will be teams knocking on his door as well and likely will also be willing to shell more out than what the Cardinals will.
There is a 50-50 chance Jefferson remains with the Cardinals in 2017. Keeping continuity at the safety position is a must as there will likely be changes at cornerback outside of Patrick Peterson.