I'm told Herndon is not returning to Jacksonville. We'll see how his market continues to unfold.
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2023
Herndon played most of his defensive snaps from the slot in 2022, and the Falcons have an obvious need for the position.
Isaiah Oliver is a free agent, and there’s no clear replacement on the roster. Herndon has carved out a nice career thus far after going undrafted in 2018. He registered 36 tackles, two tackles for a loss, a quarterback hit, five passes defended, and a forced fumble through 15 game appearances with the Jaguars last season.
The 27-year-old should be a popular target for teams that need a nickel cornerback because he won’t break the bank and can hold his own in the slot. The Falcons are clearly one of those clubs.