MJ is a better overall player now than during his first stint here, when he had three DC’s in five years.
Knight had a nose for the football like few we’ve seen in the black and gold. Sharper had one great season, but Knight did it over the course of five seasons and should’t have ever been allowed out the building. The choice here is Sammy!
Current defense (and versus current NFL offenses) it’s Jenkins by a mile. Knight’s sense for the ball was great, but the game has changed so much and he doesn’t have anywhere near the coverage ability of Jenkins.
Even in today's pass happy league I'd take Sammy Knight. He would find a way to get that ball. Some guys just have that next level instinct for the game. They are able to slow everything down and see what is about to happen and then make a play on the ball.
Sammy's last season as a starter came in 2007 for Jacksonville. At 32 years old he was able to get 4 Ints, force a fumble, and rack up 93 tackles. I think he'd be just fine in the modern game.