Trishton is the other Jackson wide receiver
But it bodes well for the second-year receivers like J.J. Koski and particularly Trishton Jackson, who has been noted for excellence both by training camp observers and by head coach Sean McVay. Once more, The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue asked Coach McVay specifically about second-year wide receiver Trishton Jackson at the 4:30 mark.
"“He (Trishton Jackson) is a mentally tough kid. I really like Trishton. He’s just continued to progress and get better. You can see he is much more confident. He’s been playing a lot of the X position but he had the ability to move to the Z yesterday. So his big-picture understanding which is some of the nuances of the offense is showing up. He’s got the physical skills. I’m a big fan of him. I think (wide receiver coach) Eric Yarber has done a great job pouring into him. He’s a guy that is going to compete and I expect him to just continue to get better and he raises the level of play for that group, Jourdan.”- Sean McVay on Trishton Jackson (see video on slide 1)"
This was a happy head coach talking about his second-year wide receiver. Jackson, like many returning players, has a year’s worth of history with the team, with the coaches, and with their teammates. Now Trishton Jackson is counting on that history to carry him up the depth chart. With rookie Tutu Atwell’s setback with just returning from the COVID-19 reserve list, Ben Skowronek’s twinge on his hamstring, and with DeSean Jackson’s veteran rest days, there is certainly a window of opportunity for Trishton Jackson to impress the coaching staff.
T. Jackson will likely do exactly that. He is a player who is both fearless and dedicated. He has gotten the nickname “True Grit” Jackson because he produces and keeps plugging away. When he was added, his similarities to that of Josh Reynolds were rather obvious. Now, he is no longer in the shadows of a more veteran player, so he can showcase his own versatility in this offense.
There is a long way to go. But for now, I believe that Trishton Jackson and Jacob Harris will make the team’s 53-man roster. Let’s see how the rest of the training camp pans out.