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Lions' Jerry Jacobs Not Scared of Losing Job to Jalen Ramsey

Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs welcomes competition.
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Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs is not scared of any competition, even at his own position. 

In an ultra-competitive league, players can at times become insecure if a team brings in a high-profile player. 

When the talented defensive back posted his desire to recruit cornerback Jalen Ramsey on social media, he received a small amount of pushback online. 

A Lions supporter commented, "Bro, really saying, 'Come here and take my job.'"

Jacobs replied on social media, "Lmaoo, you funny. Never scared of competition, boss. Better ask about me." 

During the Super Bowl, Jacobs expressed his excitement level for the roster decisions that will be made this offseason by Detroit general manager Brad Holmes

"I'm looking forward to who he goes and gets in free agency or the draft," Jacobs told the team's website. "I ain't scared of competition. I love it. It's just going to bring the fire to the field. I know the guys he's going to bring in will be ready to compete and help us win, and that's what we need in the secondary right now. I compete every day, so I'm ready to go."

Even after returning from an ACL injury, the 25-year-old cornerback was not 100 percent healthy in 2022. 

"I've been training since I got out of Detroit, just because I know I wasn't playing at my full percent," Jacobs said. "I'm just ready to get back in Detroit for the spring workouts and get it going. Last offseason, I was just doing a lot of rehabbing ... it's a blessing I can have one good offseason."