Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 FA that shouldn’t be back in 2021
4. Kamalei Correa, linebacker
Sending a sixth-round pick to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for Kamalei Correa was a puzzling decision by Jaguars general manager David Caldwell. It’s true that the team needed reinforcements in their linebacker corps but adding the Boise State product was barely going to move the needle.
It’s true that the ‘Jags’ have a wide array of picks in 2021’s players’ selection process, but that doesn’t mean that they should use that surplus in players that aren’t going to have a long-term impact. So far, Correa has registered four tackles in the three games he’s played in ‘Black and Teal’. He’s currently dealing with a hip injury and his availability for the Week 11 matchup against the Green Bay Packers is in question.
Correa was originally a second-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2016. The choice didn’t make much sense at the moment and once they realized it, they traded the linebacker to the Titans for a sixth-round selection before the 2018 season. Correa ended up getting a one-year $2.25 deal in 2020 after recording 37 total tackles and five sacks last season.
Earlier this season, Correa was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 season and was inactive against the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. His deal in Tennessee simply didn’t work out and the team parted way when they figured it out. The Jaguars should do the same and part ways with him in 2020.