This week there was a pretty interesting exchange involving Cardinals soon-to-be free agent safety Tony Jefferson. The southern California native was chatting with a friend of his from LA who likes the idea of DeSean Jackson coming to Oakland. Jefferson responded, making for a pretty interesting conversation in which Jefferson made it know, he likes what he sees from the Raiders.
@djhomicide that's be unfair . D jack in the slot with amari outside with crab.. damn— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) February 13, 2017
@djhomicide I wouldn't rule that out that.. they low key got some money to spend too, and they contenders— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) February 13, 2017
Then the conversation got a bit interesting when his friend suggested what the Raiders really needed was Jefferson to come to the team.
@djhomicide yeee.. we'll see in couple weeks tho ,they know wassup lol— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) February 13, 2017
It was Jefferson’s response that was most interesting. It can be interpreted a couple different ways. Simply in a general sense that the Raiders (or any team) knows what would get from Jefferson as a player. It could also suggest there has been some interest from the Raiders in his services. As he said “We’ll see in a couple weeks.”
Raider Nation soon caught wind of this and as they are known to do, they went full force on courting Jefferson to come to the Raiders. By Valentines Day afternoon, Jefferson was feeling the love. Perhaps a bit more than he bargained for.
can't have convos with @djhomicide no more on twitter no more .— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) February 14, 2017
Jefferson is a former undrafted safety out of Oklahoma in 2013. He has played his entire four-year career in Arizona, appearing in 63 games and starting 31. Barring an extension by the Cardinals, he will hit the free agent market in March.