Paul Posluszny has been a staple in the middle of the Jacksonville Jaguars for several years, but he might be nearing the end after a position switch.
When the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Myles Jack at the top of the second round in 2016, they were praised for taking one of the most talented prospects at such an enviable draft slot.
There was a question of where the young linebacker would actually play since his natural position was already manned by Telvin Smith, but it was easy to overlook the question in the short term.
As we came to learn, the Jaguars, or more specifically former head coach Gus Bradley, didn’t have a plan because they barely got Jack on the field. Instead, they stuck him behind Paul Posluszny at middle linebacker and left him to toil on special teams.
Things are different this year, as Jack will start at middle linebacker and Posluszny will move to the strong side.
That’s if he’s actually on the roster after training camp.
Mike DiRocco over at ESPN recently proposed Paul Posluszny as the top candidate on the Jacksonville Jaguars roster for the dreaded “veteran roster cut in training camp.”
"LB Paul PoslusznyPosluszny had one of the best seasons of his career in 2016, but he was moved to strongside linebacker — a position he has never played — to make room for second-year player Myles Jack in the middle. Posluszny was not happy about the move but is helping Jack with the adjustment. Posluszny might not be in danger of being cut, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the 32-year-old were traded closer to the season to a team that needs help inside. He will be a free agent in 2018."
I don’t expect the Jaguars to cut Poz, but it wouldn’t be completely shocking if they did. Poz can really only play the middle of the field as he’s become a huge liability in coverage. He’s at best a two-down linebacker and he may not even have the speed to play outside linebacker consistently.
What do you think, will Poz be on the team when the regular season begins?